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What is research data?
Not just the numbers that natural and social scientists collect, but anything you find "out there" relevant to answering your research question.
How to find a good research problem?
1. Ask your teachers, classmates, and friends for help.
2. Look for problems (while you read) in your sources.
3. Look at your own conclusion - you might discover a good research problem in your own drafts.
What are three kind of sources?
1. Primary sources - "raw data" that you use to test your hypothesis and then use as evidence to support your claim.
2. Secondary sources - research reports that use primary data to solve research problems .
3. Tertiary sources - books and articles that synthesize and report on secondary sources.
What are two kinds of arguments?
1. One kind of argument supports a claim with reasons based on evidence
2. The other infers a claim from a reason and a warrant.
What are three purposes of an abstract?
1. to state the research problem.
2. to announce key themes.
3. to state the main point or as a launching point that anticipates the main point.
What is a warrant?
A justification based most commonly on an argument from an authority. Used to link evidence to conclusions (an explanation of how the evidence supports the claim). Self-check: When there is no clear connection between evidence and claims you need to add a warrant.
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