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Lecture 10

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Department
Child and Youth Studies
Course
CHYS 2P51
Professor
Lauren Mc Namara
Semester
Winter

Description
Lecture 10 1. Designed study 2. Collected data 3. Coded data 4. Analyzed data Sections of a research report  Title  Abstract  Introduction  Literature review  Methodology o Subjects o Data o Setting analysis technique  Findings or results  Discussion and or implications  References, notes, and or appendices Introduction  Provide reader with the rationale behind your work  Provide a context  What to include o Intent o Assumptions o Purpose  Importance/significance of the study  Why was this worth doing in the first place?  What are its advantages (theoretically, practically)?  Very briefly describe the study design Introduction: nobody said research has to be dull  Hook-catch your reader (using a good quote from your data)  Should be interesting, stylish, engaging—style will depend on audience  In qualitative research—a good quote from your data  Other possibilities: about.com o A surprising fact o Humor o Curiosity o Definition o Anecdote- a story that introduces the reader into what you want to say Literature Review  Allows the researcher to establish credibility through citing relevant sources  Hierarchy of sources that have established credibility  Certain types of sources are more accepted as valid then other sources  Researchers responsibly to ensure citing a valid source  Websites run by interest groups can be biased and unreliable  Hate groups may publish fabricated information in a format that appears to be valid information Hierarchy of Credible Sources  Scholarly empirical articles, dissertations  Scholarly, nonempirical articles and essays  Textbooks and similar secondary – textbooks are not peer reviewed but they are up there on the hierarchy  trade journal articles  certain nationally, and internationally recognized newspapers  papers, reports, or other documents posted by individuals on various internet web sites  certain national and internationally recognized newspaper (e.g. The New York times)  acceptable, lower-order newspapers o only when all other sources are unavailable, or when you want to add texture or detail, you should (sparingly) use a local newspaper o written personal communication (letters, solicited comments) o oral personal communication (face-to-face talks, telephone calls)
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