Understanding Research Terminology

Conducting effective academic research requires understanding research terminology and finding the right search terms to locate useful information for your research papers. In this discussion, identify any terms and/or abbreviations from this week’s reading assignment that were unclear to you and any frustrations you encounter when you try to search for information in online databases or on the Internet.

Share any steps you take or strategies you use to locate information for your academic papers.
TIP: Note that this discussion is asking you to:

  • Identify any terms and/or abbreviations that were unclear to you in this week’s reading.
  • Share frustrations you have encountered searching for information in online databases or on the Internet.
  • Offer suggestions to help your classmates overcome difficulties they may have had conducting research in your responses to others.

 

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