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Publication Date

January 2012


Course Description: This course introduces students to college research in the social and behavioral sciences. Students will learn important research techniques, including how to identify and determine the most appropriate sources required for an information need, how to find and critically evaluate sources, and how to ethically use and share the information. Through the use of online tools and collaboration, students will be able to identify and locate relevant literature in the field in order to compile an effective literature review. Major Topics: • Identifying topics for research • Searching for information • Evaluating sources for research In the course you will learn how to: • Participate effectively in an online environment • Implement effective search techniques • Evaluate resources in multiple formats to verify their authority, purpose, accuracy, relevancy, and context • Identify types of published research and when to use them • Search databases and use search techniques appropriate for the social and behavioral sciences



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