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HOSM 410

Resources for Class Presentation

A. "Developing a Research or Guiding Question" (by Arizona State University): This video will help you understand the difference between a topic and a research question. It will also help you develop good research questions.

B. "Generating and Using Keywords" (by Arizona State University): This video explains how to determine keywords/concepts. It also explains the importance of finding synonyms or related concepts.

 

Concept 1

AND

Concept 2

AND

Concept 3

Extract the major concepts from your research question.

teenage

 

girls

 

“video games”

List alternatives for each concept:

  • These can be synonyms, or they can be specific examples of the concept
  • Use single words or short phrases.
  • Find additional terms in abstracts and summaries of articles.

 

Search Terms

Search Terms

Search Terms

adolescent

female

“online games”

OR

OR

OR

teens

“teenage girls”

Nintendo

OR

OR

OR

 

 

 

OR

OR

OR

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Watch "Boolean Logic" (by Douglas College Library"): This video explains how to combine search terms to narrow or broaden your search of library databases.

 

HOSM 410 Class Worksheet

Information Needed for Annotated Bibliography

  1. A brief summary of the article


     
  2. Why is this a good article for your research question/thesis statement


     
  3. Does this article provide similar ideas as the other article(s) you have found? If so, does the information agree or disagree with the other article(s)? Explain:

Analyzing the Article

  • Article information (or save the citation information from the library citation tools)
     
    •  Title:
       
    • Source (The name of the journal):
       
    • Publication dates, volume, page numbers:
       
  • Who/What/When/Why/How? Answer the following questions: (this will be useful information for an annotated bibliography)
     
    • Who wrote the article? What does the article tell about their background (Where they work, where they went to school, what they study?)
       
    • What is the article about? What does the abstract and/or article tell you about what the author(s) wanted to prove, or inform readers about?
       
    • When was the article written? Is the information recent, or dated? (Keep in mind that you want current research for your paper-published in the last 5 years.)
       
    • Why did the author publish the article? Who did they write it for? Who is reading it? (Is it for scientists? Sociologists? Psychologists? Or is it entertainment? Information? Ect…)
       
    • How is the article written? Are there a lot of tables or graphs? Pay attention to how the author(s) cite their sources in the body of the article and list references at the end of the article.
       
    • Does this article provide similar ideas as the other article(s) you have found? If so, does the information agree or disagree with the other article(s)? Explain: