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Research Design & Methodology 1: Unit 1. Section 1 - Finding & Evaluating Resources

Course materials for PSYC 3211, fall of 2015.

Information Resources in Psychology

Information Resources

The research process often begins with becoming familiar with research that others already have done.

This section of material aims to familiarize  students with resources to find information and evaluate that information. It is important for researchers to understand tools to find previous work in their fields. Reviewing and analyzing past research/work educates the researcher so that she can develop a better research question and provide a rich context for that research question.

The goals of this Section will be achieved in three ways:

  1. You will be assigned to review two sets of materials in the left column of this page.
  2. You will practice finding & evaluating resources in the laboratory.
  3. You will be asked to complete the study guide (right column of this page) and learn its content.

How can I use my sources once I find them?