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Which of the following choices is an example of primary research?

Which of the following choices is an example of primary research?
A. Conducting an original experiment in a lab
B. Analyzing the results of a study published in a scholarly journal
C. Using a textbook to discover background information at the beginning of your research process
D. Taking notes on an ARTICLE

You are researching the effects of merit-based pay on teacher retention. What Boolean operator should you use in order to capture articles that use the term “teachers” as well as articles that use the term “educators”?

You are researching the effects of merit-based pay on teacher retention. What Boolean operator should you use in order to capture articles that use the term “teachers” as well as articles that use the term “educators”?
A. Teachers AND educators
B. Teachers NOT educators
C. Teachers OR educators
D. Teachers ALSO educators

Which of the following is an example of how information can have economic value? Check all that apply.

Which of the following is an example of how information can have economic value? Check all that apply.
A. A social media company using data about its users to sell advertising
B. A publishing company charging universities to subscribe to databases of scholarly journals
C. Three friends in the same class forming a study group to share information when studying for a test
D. An investor making decisions about what stock to purchase based on researching a particular industry’s prospects

When conducting a database search, where would you look for specific information about a particular source?

When conducting a database search, where would you look for specific information about a particular source?
A. In the list of search results
B. On the database’s home page
C. You wouldn’t, because you only would be able to find detailed information in the source itself
D. In the source’s detailed record

“People who live in houses and apartments in cities and towns that are located in the southwestern area of the United States have been greatly affected by a lack of rainfall in recent years.” Which of the following statements above the previous sentence is TRUE?

“People who live in houses and apartments in cities and towns that are located in the southwestern area of the United States have been greatly affected by a lack of rainfall in recent years.” Which of the following statements above the previous sentence is TRUE?
A. This sentence is written clearly and concisely.
B. The writer could improve this sentence by removing unnecessary words and writing more succinctly.
C. This sentence has multiple spelling errors that need to be proofread.
D. All of the above

Imagine that you are conducting research into the use of restorative justice programs in high schools. You come across a blog post on the topic. How would you go about evaluating this source?

Imagine that you are conducting research into the use of restorative justice programs in high schools. You come across a blog post on the topic. How would you go about evaluating this source?
A. Since this source is on your topic, it’s appropriate to use in your research and doesn’t require evaluation.
B. This source is not going to be appropriate for your research because blog posts are not reliable sources.
C. Research the author of the post and check the sources he or she used to determine if they are authoritative.
D. Read the post to determine whether or not the author has a strong point of view on the subject.

Conducting interviews for a social sciences paper is an example of:
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Conducting interviews for a social sciences paper is an example of:
A. Quantitative research.
B. Qualitative research.
C. Knowledge.
D. Tertiary sources.

Giving context to the sources you discuss in your paper and citing your sources in-text and in your references both are examples of:

Giving context to the sources you discuss in your paper and citing your sources in-text and in your references both are examples of:
A. Respecting intellectual property.
B. Plagiarism.
C. Conducting peer review.
D. Evaluating source reliability.

Of the examples below, select the one that best fits the definition of a primary source for research on the history of America’s national parks.

Of the examples below, select the one that best fits the definition of a primary source for research on the history of America’s national parks.
A. An article in an encyclopedia providing an overview of the National Park Service history
B. A subject-specific history database with a large number of scholarly articles
C. The text of the 1906 Antiquities Act, giving the president authority to designate federal landmarks and national monuments
D. A documentary focusing on the first five national parks

Which of the following would be the best choice for conducting background research on the topic of modern architecture?
A. A research article on the historical preservation of buildings designed by architect Mies van der Rohe
B. An encyclopedia article on modern architectural styles
C. An interview with an up-and-coming architect
D. A Wikipedia article on architecture

Read the thesis statement: “Standardized test scores should not be a factor in college admissions decisions because they are biased in favor of those with the resources to pay for test preparation.” Select the sentence below that best describes this example.

Read the thesis statement: “Standardized test scores should not be a factor in college admissions decisions because they are biased in favor of those with the resources to pay for test preparation.” Select the sentence below that best describes this example.
A. This thesis statement is successful because it is specific.
B. This thesis statement is unsuccessful because people may disagree with it.
C. This thesis statement is successful because it provides a preview of the main argument in the paper.
D. This thesis statement is unsuccessful because it is specific.
E. A and C

When conducting research for an environmental science class about the water quality in a local river, which of the following would be considered a secondary source?

When conducting research for an environmental science class about the water quality in a local river, which of the following would be considered a secondary source?
A. Data on the pH levels in the river
B. A scholarly article on factors affecting water quality in your region
C. Samples of river water for analysis in the lab
D. All of the above

Fill in the blanks by selecting the choice that presents the best words in the proper order: “While ____________ is a convenient place to start for a simple information need, it is better to use _____________________ for in-depth research.”

Fill in the blanks by selecting the choice that presents the best words in the proper order: “While ____________ is a convenient place to start for a simple information need, it is better to use _____________________ for in-depth research.”
A. Google; a library database
B. A library database; Google
C. Wikipedia; an encyclopedia
D. A library database; Wikipedia