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Beginning Your Research Project<br />Analysis: Part I<br />
   An analysis is an argument in which you study the parts of something to understand how it works, what it means and why ...
A principle or definition on which an object, an event or a behavior can be divided into parts and examined.<br />To Write...
The Writer’s choice of analytical tool creates and limits the possibilities for analysis <br />
How could you limit an analysis of the following work of art?<br />
Lab reports<br />Research papers<br />Process analysis<br />Literary analysis<br />Exams<br />Grant proposals<br />Reviews...
Difficulty is convincing the reader that you have something worth reading<br />
The analytical tool being used is legitimate and well matched to the object being studied<br />The analytical tool is bein...
Locate where Winn defines key elements of addiction <br />Locate where she uses each element as an analytical lens to exam...
Formulate a thesis: an analysis is a two-part argument<br />
Part I: Principle “X” or Definition “x” is valuable<br />
Part I can be a theory or a definition<br />
Part II: apply specific parts of your principle or definition to the topic at hand<br />
Claim #2: by applying principle (or definition) “X” , we can understand (topic) as (conclusion based on analysis)<br />
Library session begins next week, you need a topic for your research project<br />
Brainstorm topics—submit in comment box<br />
Develop a principle or definition to analyze your topic<br />
Formulate a rough thesis<br />
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  1. 1. Beginning Your Research Project<br />Analysis: Part I<br />
  2. 2. An analysis is an argument in which you study the parts of something to understand how it works, what it means and why it might be significant.<br />What is an analysis?<br />
  3. 3. A principle or definition on which an object, an event or a behavior can be divided into parts and examined.<br />To Write an analysis you need an analytical tool<br />
  4. 4. The Writer’s choice of analytical tool creates and limits the possibilities for analysis <br />
  5. 5. How could you limit an analysis of the following work of art?<br />
  6. 6. Lab reports<br />Research papers<br />Process analysis<br />Literary analysis<br />Exams<br />Grant proposals<br />Reviews of the arts<br />Business plans<br />Medical charts<br />Legal briefs<br />Case studies<br />Where do we find written analyses?<br />
  7. 7. Difficulty is convincing the reader that you have something worth reading<br />
  8. 8. The analytical tool being used is legitimate and well matched to the object being studied<br />The analytical tool is being used systematically to divide the object into parts and to make a coherent, meaningful statement about those parts and object as a whole.<br />Convince your readers the following:<br />
  9. 9. Locate where Winn defines key elements of addiction <br />Locate where she uses each element as an analytical lens to examine television viewing as a form of addiction.<br />What function does paragraph four play in the analysis?<br />In the first two paragraphs, how does Winn create a funnel-like effect that draws the readers into the heart of her analysis?<br />Complete Exercise 4.1 on page 101<br />
  10. 10. Formulate a thesis: an analysis is a two-part argument<br />
  11. 11. Part I: Principle “X” or Definition “x” is valuable<br />
  12. 12. Part I can be a theory or a definition<br />
  13. 13. Part II: apply specific parts of your principle or definition to the topic at hand<br />
  14. 14. Claim #2: by applying principle (or definition) “X” , we can understand (topic) as (conclusion based on analysis)<br />
  15. 15. Library session begins next week, you need a topic for your research project<br />
  16. 16. Brainstorm topics—submit in comment box<br />
  17. 17. Develop a principle or definition to analyze your topic<br />
  18. 18. Formulate a rough thesis<br />

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