Basics ofResearch with the  “mad”professor
THE CRAAP TEST
CCurrency  No morethan seven   years is permissible.
RRelevance
A    AuthorityThis woman is anauthority on agricultureand seed health
AAccuracy
PPurpose
Keep an eye out forthe source’s motive Where can motive/purpose be found?
What is the source’s intended audience?
Detecting Bias     Ulterior motives         Inflammatory languageAssociations with biased     organizations ororganization...
Missingdetailsmake fornewmeanings
Scholarly vs. PopularPopular Sources =           Scholarly Sources =Magazines/Newspapers                   Journals
Look for…Credentials, suchas a PhD. or            John Q. Erudite,university          University of Indiana, Garyaffiliati...
Also look for…ReferencesCitationsWorks CitedBibliographyFootnotesEndnotes
Limit to…       .GOV       .EDU      andsometimes .PDF
USING SITE LIMITERS
SOME SOURCES ARE            BANNED!BuzzleWiki-anythingeHowWiseGeekAbout.comProCon.orgEditorials or letters to the editorOT...
Primary ResearchSurveysInterviewsYour own experiments orresearch
Surveys  Questions startbroad and become   more narrow.www.surveymonkey.com
Don’t Lose Your Stuff!www.diigo.com                        Bookmarkswww.delicious.comwww.dropbox.com                    Th...
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Basics of research

  1. 1. Basics ofResearch with the “mad”professor
  2. 2. THE CRAAP TEST
  3. 3. CCurrency No morethan seven years is permissible.
  4. 4. RRelevance
  5. 5. A AuthorityThis woman is anauthority on agricultureand seed health
  6. 6. AAccuracy
  7. 7. PPurpose
  8. 8. Keep an eye out forthe source’s motive Where can motive/purpose be found?
  9. 9. What is the source’s intended audience?
  10. 10. Detecting Bias Ulterior motives Inflammatory languageAssociations with biased organizations ororganizations/companies Presents one side only that have a vested interest in outcome Makes claims whose purpose is to elevate or demean
  11. 11. Missingdetailsmake fornewmeanings
  12. 12. Scholarly vs. PopularPopular Sources = Scholarly Sources =Magazines/Newspapers Journals
  13. 13. Look for…Credentials, suchas a PhD. or John Q. Erudite,university University of Indiana, Garyaffiliation Samantha S. Inquestor, University of TransylvaniaThere may also bea brief biographyof the author(s)
  14. 14. Also look for…ReferencesCitationsWorks CitedBibliographyFootnotesEndnotes
  15. 15. Limit to… .GOV .EDU andsometimes .PDF
  16. 16. USING SITE LIMITERS
  17. 17. SOME SOURCES ARE BANNED!BuzzleWiki-anythingeHowWiseGeekAbout.comProCon.orgEditorials or letters to the editorOTHERS?
  18. 18. Primary ResearchSurveysInterviewsYour own experiments orresearch
  19. 19. Surveys Questions startbroad and become more narrow.www.surveymonkey.com
  20. 20. Don’t Lose Your Stuff!www.diigo.com Bookmarkswww.delicious.comwww.dropbox.com These help youwww.zotero.com organize your sources and notes.www.evernote.com They also back up notes online.

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