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Title: Doing a Research Project


1
Doing a Research Project
2
Research Topic
  • Consider your assignment
  • What is the purpose of your research?
  • Are you using your own topic or have you been
    assigned a topic?
  • Think about how you want to present your project
  • Essay, poster, Web page, slide show, etc.

3
Research Question
  • The guiding question that will lead what type of
    information you will gather.
  • Needs to be specific and focused.
  • Is the main question that you want answered by
    the end of your project.

4
Write your research statement or your thesis
statement.
  • The research statement or thesis statement
    expresses the main idea.
  • It is used as a guide for the project and
    directly answers the question you posed.

5
What search words should you use?
  • Select key words
  • Where are you getting the information you need?
  • Library
  • Textbook
  • Internet
  • Interviews

6
What do you already know?
  • Decide what you already know so you can
  • Decide what new information you need.
  • Determine related questions or subtopics.

7
What do you need to find out?
  • Evaluate the content of your sources
  • Is the information accurate?
  • Is the information biased?
  • Is the information current?
  • Does it answer your research question?

8
Did you remember to cite your sources?
  • Citing gives credit to the ideas and products of
    others.
  • Cite when
  • You use a quotation
  • You restate an idea or opinion
  • Use facts that arent common knowledge

9
To make your point and be understandable...
  • Break your information into logical chunks.
  • Set up a flow chart of some sort
    OR
  • Make an outline

10
What format will you use to present your project?
  • Make sure presentation is appropriate to the
    directions given.
  • Possible presentations
  • Essay
  • Poster
  • Web page
  • Slide show
  • Cartoons

Video Cartoon Other??
11
When you have completed your project.
  • Proofread your work!
  • No matter how the information is presented, your
    credibility will be damaged if your grammar,
    spelling and punctuation are lax!

12
Reflect on your experience.
  • Did you answer the research question?
  • Did you hand your project in on-time?
  • Did you cite your sources?
  • Did you use your own words?
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