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What Researchers Do

TOPIC – Define the research question/statement

SOURCES – Identify the information need. Do you need background info? A research article? A literature review article? etc. What databases would include this type of information on your topic?

KEYWORDS – Select the words you will be using to find information effectively and efficiently (Use a variety of words to describe your topic/concepts. Find subject headings that relate to your topic/concept).

EVALUATION – Evaluate information critically. Is the info relevant, reliable, current, appropriate?

USE--Organize, synthesize and communicate information to make your point/argument.

CITE--Ethically and legally access and use info by avoiding plagiarism and citing all your sources.

Scholarly Journals and Peer Review

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles-  Articles reviewed by experts/ scholars in the field that meet specific criteria with regards to a specific publication or discipline.

Scholarly Articles- Articles written by experts that can either be original research or a review of the literature on a particular subject.

Research Articles/ Empirical Studies- Articles written by experts summarizing the original research they have conducted on a particular subject.

Educational Technology Related Subject Terms/ Descriptors in ERIC

Computer assisted instruction                                        

Educational technology  

Electronic learning

Instructional Design

Learning theories                                            

Technology uses in education                                      

Handheld devices                                                         

Electronic learning                                                        

Blended learning    

Technology planning    

Technology integration

Web 2.0 technologies   

                                                                                                                                           

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