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Research Methods Lecture VII: Thesis Statements & Literature Reviews

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Transcript of Research Methods Lecture VII: Thesis Statements & Literature Reviews

Thesis Statements & Literature Reviews
What to expect today
Roll Call
Report #2
PowerPoint Presentations
Literature Reviews Strategies
Exercise E
The Placebo Effect
Roll call
Developing thesis statements
Word Help
Epistemological
Double-blind situations
Quasi-pathological
Psychodynamic
Dyadic
Transference
Concomitants
Metaphysical
Hermeneutic
Exercise
Reading
Developing Thesis Statements
Epistemological
Double-blind situations
Quasi-pathological
Psychodynamic
Dyadic
Transference
Concomitants
Metaphysical
Hermeneutic
Study of knowledge
High-standard study
Almost a disease
Psychological elements that determine our behaviour
Of two
Redirection of feelings towards another person
One after the other
Nature of the world, "magic"
Study of meanings
Word Definitions
Real academic text

Challenging words
Taking notes
Writing annotations
Paraphrasing
Synthesizing
Idea mapping
Exercise E time!
1. Read the article
2. Answer the exercise sheet
1. Made-up definition
2. Proper definition
Not a title...
Not an announcement of the subject...
Not a statement of absolute fact...
A good thesis is restricted & specific...
A good thesis is unified...
What a Thesis Is Not 1/3
What a Thesis Is Not 2/3
What a Thesis Is Not 3/3
What a Good Thesis Is 1/2
What a Good Thesis Is 2/2
Not a Title
Not an Announcement of the Subject
Not a Statement of Absolute Fact
A good thesis is restricted & specific.
A good thesis is unified.
Home and Schools
VS.
Parents ought to participate more in the education of their children.
Will Ferrell: Comedy Gold
Will Ferrell is one of the greatest comedic actors to appear in movies.
The Fad of Divorce
Too many people get divorced for trivial reasons.
I want to share some thoughts with you about our education program.
VS.
Our education program is a cornerstone of our future.
The thesis of this paper is the difficulty of solving our environmental problems.
VS.
Solving our environmental problems is more difficult than many environmentalists believe.
John Abbott College is located in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue
Women in Québec got the right to vote in 1940
Halloween is celebrated October 31st
The world is in a terrible mess.
VS.
Trade barriers contribute to international tensions.
Crime must be stopped.
VS.
Court judgements must include rehabilitation programs
The new health program is excellent, but it has several drawbacks, and it should be run only on experimental basis for two or three years.
VS.
The new health program should be run only on experimental basis for two or three years.
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Literature reviews
Main findings, conclusions, experience highlights
Max. 10 Slides
Max. 30 words /slide
5-6 minutes per group
Be creative
Email me the presentations beforehand
Save it to a USB you'll bring to class
Standard exercise value
When? Tomorrow! Tuesday June 18th
Report #2 Presentations
Title
Thesis Statement
Why this article?
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