Locate an available doi here! A doi is a set of numbers (sometimes letters, too) that helps you locate specific texts or objects. Anything can have a doi, but dois are often used to identify articles.
Follow the proposed citation:
When evaluating research - issues that make a difference:
Besides journal articles there are many other scholarly information products and they include both quantitative and qualitative content:
In order to complete the numerous assignments, review each assignment carefully and pay attention to the following hints:
Survey Paper - 5pp paper about the results of the survey organized as follows:
Abstract: 120 words with 3-4 Keywords - not part of the page count
Hypothesis: can it be confirmed or rejected, often stated as a problem statement or question
*Introduction & Research Question: why is this topic important or timely; who does it effect? An overview of the research topic, question, methods and organization of the paper
Literature Review: Cite 3+ academic/scholarly articles or books related to this issue
Methods Section: how was the study conducted or carried out? (interviews, questionnaires, laboratory environment, observational, etc) what was studied and how? Human subjects involved or not?
Findings: what data was collected and how? Results of the survey and did they lead to acceptance or rejection of the hypothesis?
Conclusions: what did this research contribute to a better understanding of the problem or issues being studied? How do issues of validity or bias play out, relationship to lit review and any leads or suggestions for future research on this topic
*References / Bibliography - Use APA style for citations and references - separate - not included in 5pp
Any graphics or data presented in various forms such as charts, graphs, maps, images, illustrations or other visual content and appendix - not included in page count
Review the Field Study Catalog (available for 2018-19) and see roster of potential sites and then follow the directions in your syllabus. Make sure that you pose a research question and answer that. In the literature review, use any of the databases listed in this guide or on any of the Social Ecology Subject Guides. If you need books you can search Library Search or Google Scholar by keyword or subject heading and identify either a relevant chapter or a book. Outline of 4 page paper includes fhe following elements but excludes title page, abstract & 3-4 keywords, list of references, any graphics, appendix.
1. Choose topic or theme
2. Introduction - why topic is of interest; potential research question, research methods, documet review, content for potential interview questions - remember to note geography or setting, population of community you will work with
3. Literature Review - cite 2+ articles and may also include professional reports, newspaper articles, websites
4. Methods - cite research methods to be used, data sources and what data will be collected
5. Findings - describe results of data collection - include Background, location, issues addressed by hosting site
6. Conclusion - summary of key findings, perceived limitations based on validity or bias, relationship to lit search and potential for future research on topic
7. Bibliography of references
Quantitative Research refers to an article that has numerical or measurable data that describes what is studied, that can be compared and may be considered empirical. Used to quantify attitudes, opinions, behaviors and other defined variables and to generalize results from the general population. Qualitative Research is more descriptive using text for exploratory research and provides insights to gain understanding of reasons, opinions, motivations and outcomes. Scholarly research means that the article is usually peer reviewed by specialists in the field who give feedback about the elements in the outline. *means you can search multiple databases on the same platform; ** you can search each of these databases together but you may lose some of the special features of each database - click on link Choose Databases
Remember to click on the entry to access the abstract which should lead you to whether you want to read the entire article and for the fulltext of the article, click on UC eLinks
General hints to retrieve more focused outcomes are:
Read abstract to determine if you should read the entire article, then some introductory passages in order to compose a relevant introduction
Cite references using APA style format described on LEFT SIDEBAR
There are several specialized resources and databases that will index content on this topic. Following are such resources with hints about how best to search them and find the data that you need.
You should consider the type of addiction - to gaming, social media, internet usage, online shopping and the population you are studying, students, young children, seniors, etc. By framing your data points you expect to analyze, will add to your relevant output.
There are blogs, twitter feeds and other less formal forms of scholarly communication that cover this topic. They may include: