Research Strategies for a Digital Age

ISBN-10: 0840028822
ISBN-13: 9780840028822
Edition: 4th 2013
Authors: Bonnie L. Tensen
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List price: $49.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Practical, relevant, and reflecting the latest technologies available, RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR A DIGITAL AGE, FOURTH EDITION, provides a thorough, step-by-step guide that helps students increase their knowledge as they develop invaluable research skills they can use for a lifetime. This text blends traditional research methods with detailed instruction on how to use and evaluate electronic research technologies. It equips students with research skills critical to today's online environment--skills they can immediately begin putting into action. Author Bonnie Tensen introduces students to research by beginning in the digital library. Using online catalogs and databases in a controlled environment with credible sources enables students to develop and sharpen their research and analytical skills before they expand their search to the vast resources--both credible and questionable--on the Internet. The text is packed with current examples, insightful illustrations, and practical tips to help students get the most from today's wealth of resources.

Bonnie Tensen teaches English at Seminole State College of Florida in Sanford, Florida. She was specifically hired to increase and promote the use of computers and technology both in the classroom and as a research tool. Her efforts built on her previous work as a graduate student at the University of Florida, where she was involved in a groundbreaking networked writing environment project. A popular speaker, she has presented her unique approach at many conferences and led numerous seminars on incorporating the Internet in the classroom.

Preface
Research Basics
Get Off to a Good Start
Choose a Topic
Narrow Your Focus
Exercises
Find the Perfect Match: Effective Search Terms
Where Do You Find the Perfect Match?
How Do You Find the Perfect Match?
Exercises
Become a Research “Supersleuth
“Ask Questions
Make Connections
Background Checks
The Thrill of the Hunt
Exercises
Databases: Get Immediate Results
What Is a Database?
Get to Know Your Databases
How Do Databases Work?
Exercises
Research Using the World Wide Web
How to Surf the Web without Drowning
Academic Research on the WWW Must Be Authenticated
Begin Your Net Search in “Stocked Ponds
“ Surfing the Big WWWave
Academic Research on the WWW Requires Careful Evaluation
Exercises
Field Research Online
Conducting an Interview
Developing a Survey
Exercises
Incorporating Your Research
Academic Integrity
Research Writing in a Cut & Paste WWWorld
The Many Faces of Plagiarism
Exercises
Documentation: General Rules
A Sure Way to Impress: Incorporate and Document with Skill
ID Your Source: The Key to Documenting Correctly
Exercises
Research Documentation
Documentation: MLA Format
Directory of Citation and Entry Formats
MLA In-Text Citations
MLA Works Cited Entries
Sample Research Paper Using MLA Style
Sample Literary Analysis Research Paper Using MLA Style
Documentation: APA Format
Directory of Citation and Entry Formats
APA In-Text Citations
APA Reference List Entries
Sample Research Paper Using APA Style
Documentation: CSE Format
Directory of Citation and Entry Formats
CSE In-Text Citations
CSE Reference List Entries
Sample Research Paper Using CSE Style
Documentation: CMS Format
Directory of Note and Bibliography Entry Formats
CMS Footnotes, Endnotes, and Bibliographies
CMS Footnote/Endnote and Bibliography Format
Sample Research Paper Using CMS Style
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