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THR 2020: Research Guide

Designed to help with your research project. All links on this guide open in a new window.

Links for Class (3/26)

Freewriting Activity (beginning of class)

  • Google Folder - find your group folder and open the Google Doc with your name on it. Mark will give instructions.


Research Time (after presentation)

  • Research Log - open the research log and find your group section. Mark will give instructions.

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You Got the Assignment, Now What?

You've Been Assigned a Research Project, What Next? Assignment Guidelines

  • 6-8 minute Presentation
  • Each group will find scholarly texts and resources to support your thesis.
  • If your group has two people, that means that group will use at least four scholarly sources to support the thesis and presentation.
  • If your group has three people, that means that group will use at least six scholarly sources to support the thesis and presentation.

The assignment includes annotated bibliography and presentation.

  1. Annotated Bibliography Worksheet Guideline Citation in MLA format. Annotated bibliography How does the book/article help you address the research topic?
  2. Presentation Guidelines You will aim at drawing an analogy between the past view and the present conceptualization. Please use visual materials such as a short clip from YouTube, images, pictures, etc in your PowerPoint to introduce your research topic. The objective of juxtaposing at least two different trajectories (examples) is to explore different cultural perspectives. Your goal is to demonstrate that the sole difference between the past and the present lies chiefly in the analytical means and not in the content.

Finding & Evaluating Sources

Finding and Evaluating Sources

These video tutorials were created or hand-picked to guide you through the messiest part of the research process. Click here for our full list of tutorials.

Getting Started (5:00)

Popular and Scholarly Sources (2:55)

Finding Popular & Scholarly Articles Using APPsearch (2:50)

Evaluating Sources for Credibility (3:14)

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