Choosing a quote is often one of the trickiest aspects of research.
Today, we are going to practice finding and choosing a quote from one of your individual articles.
If you do not have even one article, it's ok! You can start by exploring one of the database below, using keywords from your current topic.
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Key terms for this activity:
Claim, argument, or research question
Each group has been provided with a sample research question and keywords and a sample article your group will explore. Hint: Decide if you each want to take a question or answer each question together
Skim headings of the article linked under your group number (ex. Introduction, Literature review)
Identify a claim or research question (Hint: look in Abstract!) and write it in Google Doc
Identify the findings (Hint: Look in discussion/conclusion) and write it in Google Doc
Find one quote from an older article mentioned in the introduction or literature review and write it in Google Doc
(If there is one) Methodology: Identify a group studied and write it in Google Doc
Share out to the rest of the class
Use Academic Search to search for articles on almost any topic. For example, if you're focusing on Texting while Driving use the search box to find scholarly articles using keywords such as "texting" or "cell phones", along with your angle, such as "alcohol".
Click Full Text on the left so you can read articles online.
Click Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) to read academic, peer reviewed articles.
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However, if you need more in depth guidance on formatting go to the Purdue OWL.
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