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Research Methods

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Tiffani Green

on 25 April 2014

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Transcript of Research Methods

Is this a credible source? Why or why not?
What is a credible source?
Research Methods
Literary Research Project
Book Options
Why is it important that your sources are credible?
your information will be correct

therefore, your argument will be correct

If you can believe your sources, then your readers (or listeners) can believe you!
& Group Project
Research Methods
Is this a credible source?
Why or why not?
Credible Sources
Official Government Websites
Sites that represent Universities or respected organizations
Distinguished news sources
Scholarly, peer-edited journal articles
Published biographies or nonfiction books
Primary sources (Historical texts such as newspapers, photos, etc.)
LESS Credible Sources
Personal or Business blogs, websites, etc.
Sources with a clear bias
Publicly edited sources
Web forums
Where can I find credible sources?
Evaluate the sources that you usually use to find information. Would they be considered credible sources?
Each group will select a novel to research from the following list:
Each group must complete:
visual presentation
Historical Context
Author's Life
How the historical context and author's life affected the novel
Novel Summary
Themes & Examples

Works Cited
Each person must find at LEAST 2 credible sources

Annotated Bibliography

Reading Log
for EVERY chapter
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett

Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston

Native Son
by Richard Wright

Lord of the Flies
by William Golding

House of the Seven Gables
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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