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Lecture 10

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Child and Youth Studies
Lauren Mc Namara

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: 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articles, dissertations  Scholarly, nonempirical articles and essays  Textbooks and similar secondary – textbooks are not peer reviewed but they are up there on the hierarchy  trade journal articles  certain nationally, and internationally recognized newspapers  papers, reports, or other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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