Information Skills for Researchers > Developing your ideas > Mind Mapping ™ Mind Maps (or concepts maps) can be used to help frame a research question, plan an essay or a literature search, or take notes in a meeting.
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S-1 Thinking Independently Principle: Critical thinking is independent thinking, thinking for oneself. Many of our beliefs are acquired at an early age, when we have a strong tendency to form beliefs for irrational reasons (because we want to believe, because we are praised or rewarded for believing).
Create a mashup Definition: A mashup is "a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool; an example is the use of cartographic data from Google Maps to add location information to real estate data, thereby creating a new and distinct web service that was not originally provided by either source" ( Wikipedia ). For a terrific example of a mashup, see EveryBlock Chicago .
100 Terrific Time-Management Tools to Get Your Degree in 3 Years | Best Colleges Online Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009 by Staff Writers By Emily Thomas Getting your degree in three years isn’t impossible, especially if you’re earning your degree online. It just takes some dedication and excellent time management skills. The following tools will help you take shortcuts, take an honest look at how you use your time, help create lists and schedules, organize your tasks, help with research and projects, keep you connected with classmates more efficiently, and more.
How to Take Minutes Keeping accurate meeting minutes is crucial for any business or organization. If someone does not accurately record the ideas and decisions from... How to Take Meeting Minutes Taking meeting minutes is important to document the main points and happenings of a meeting, and all involved should be informed of... How to Take Minutes at a Business Meeting
The Research Process Thank you for using Pearson's Research Navigator. As part of our commitment to offering the most relevant and current educational resources, we have upgraded this product. MySearchLab now offers you writing, grammar, and research tools and access to a variety of academic journals, census and demographic data, and Associated Press news feeds. In addition, MySearchLab includes discipline-specific resources and model documents to help you quickly hone writing and research skills. Simply go to www.mysearchlab.com and sign in with your existing Research Navigator username and password to access your resources!
<img width="295" height="256" border="0" src="/images_blogs/threatlevel/images/2009/04/17/picture_38_2.png" title="Picture_38_2" alt="Picture_38_2" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; float: right;" /> A federal appeals court granted a boost to fair use advocates Friday when it ruled that an online cheating-detection service storing thousands of student essays did not violate the intellectual property rights of the essayists. Students who claimed Turnitin.com breached their copyrights because it placed their works in its database brought the lawsuit. The site compares new essays submitted by teachers with a database of other essays to determine whether plagiarism was at work. The E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog eloquently provides the nuts and bolts of the decision by the 4th U.S. Fair Use Bolstered by Student-Cheating Detection Service | Threat Level
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SWOT analysis, with its four elements in a 2x2 matrix. SWOT analysis (alternatively SWOT Matrix ) is a structured planning method used to evaluate the S trengths, W eaknesses, O pportunities, and T hreats involved in a project or in a business venture. A SWOT analysis can be carried out for a product, place, industry or person. It involves specifying the objective of the business venture or project and identifying the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective.
This categorie includes articles on various research methodology. Educational technology uses a wide range of methodology. Starting points: Research methodology resources (if you search for some good resources on the Internet) Methodology tutorial (a crash course for students with a weak methodology background) Subcategories This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total. Category:Research methodologies
Last fall I published Beyond Google which examines fifteen tools and strategies for getting students to look beyond the first two pages of Google search results. Ten Steps to Better Web Research
by Chelsea Lee Previously I talked about how to cite Twitter and Facebook posts or feeds in general , which you can do quite easily by mentioning the URLs in text (with no reference list entries required). Today I address some of the issues pertaining to citing particular posts, which require both reference list entries and in-text citations. As you may have noticed, the Publication Manual does not give specific guidance on how to do this. This is an evolving area, and blog discussions will be considered as we create guidelines related to these new references sources for future APA Style products. What to do in the meantime?
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