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100 Activities for Teaching Research Methods by Catherine Dawson

By Catherine Dawson

A sourcebook of routines, video games, situations and position performs, this functional, uncomplicated consultant offers a whole and priceless source for examine tools tutors, academics and lecturers. 

Developed to counterpoint and increase current path fabrics, the a hundred ready-to-use actions inspire cutting edge and fascinating lecture room perform in seven areas:

  • finding and utilizing assets of knowledge
  • planning a learn undertaking
  • conducting learn
  • using and examining information
  • disseminating effects
  • acting ethically
  • developing deeper learn skills.

Each of the actions is split right into a part on instruct notes and scholar handouts. teach notes include transparent tips in regards to the goal, point and kind of job, in addition to quite a number dialogue notes that signpost key matters and examine insights. vital phrases, comparable actions and additional interpreting feedback also are included.

Not in simple terms does the A4 structure make the scholar handouts effortless to photocopy, also they are on hand to obtain and print at once from the book’s spouse site for simple distribution in class.

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100 Activities for Teaching Research Methods

A sourcebook of workouts, video games, situations and position performs, this sensible, straight forward consultant presents a whole and necessary source for study tools tutors, academics and lecturers.  built to counterpoint and increase current path fabrics, the a hundred ready-to-use actions inspire cutting edge and fascinating school room perform in seven components: discovering and utilizing resources of data making plans a learn undertaking carrying out study utilizing and examining info disseminating effects performing ethically constructing deeper examine talents.

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A student worksheet helps to introduce the topic and encourages students to think about the differences between the two types of source material. Type: Student worksheet (during independent study or in class). Level: Beginner (for students who have limited knowledge of primary and secondary sources). Duration: Up to 30 minutes. Equipment/materials: None required. Prerequisite activities: None. Learning outcome: By the end of this activity students will be able to distinguish between primary and secondary sources.

And Forzano, L. (2012) Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Activity 2 Finding and Using Primary Sources Student handout page 275 Tutor Notes Purpose: This activity is a student worksheet that helps students to find primary sources and use them effectively (ensuring that relevant information is gathered, recorded, stored and referenced correctly). Type: Student worksheet. Level: Beginner. Duration: Several hours during independent study. Equipment/materials: Students will need access to the relevant resources and details of the referencing system used at your institution.

However, it is far too basic for some students (such as those with a background in history): discretion should be used when deciding whether or not to use this activity. Students are sometimes confused about whether a journal paper is a primary or secondary source. You may need to point out that this depends on the type of paper. If a journal paper is purely a report of an original piece of research, carried out by the author(s), it is most likely a primary source. However, a critique, review or analysis of this paper carried out by another researcher is a secondary source.

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