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Doing Research

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Celia Brinkerhoff, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Copyright Year: 2019

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Language: English

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Reviewed by J. Renee Trombley, Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver on 12/2/22

There is no index or glossary provided with this text. It is however marketed as a tutorial with 4 modules and the topics for each module are listed in the table of contents. This work does cover mostly everything a student would need to begin the... read more

Reviewed by Kimberly Reinhardt, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on 11/9/22

One of the modules features how to select sources, which I think is very useful for an introduction course. read more

Reviewed by Omar Elizondo, Associate Professor of Practice, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on 10/24/22

The book outlines and properly sequences the content in an order ideal for learning research. read more

Reviewed by L. H., Faculty, Loyola Marymount University on 3/19/22

The book walks students new to research through the process of developing a research topic to finding and evaluating sources. It includes important digital literacy concepts such as “lateral research” and links to outside web sources that provide... read more

Reviewed by Dipti Mehta, Associate Librarian, Research and Instruction, Bridgewater State University on 6/25/21

The textbook is moderately comprehensive in that it provides a research process that both undergraduate and graduate students need to understand if they are to acquire information literacy skills for lifelong learning. The textbook creates... read more

Reviewed by Carol Chester, adjunct English instructor, Worcester State University on 5/27/21

Doing Research is a concise yet comprehensive tutorial that will help undergraduate and graduate students choose a research topic, develop a research question, search for sources, and evaluate sources. read more

Reviewed by Howard Pitler, Associate Professor, Emporia State University on 5/20/21

This book is designed to be a quick overview of the research process rather than a comprehensive dive into all aspects of qualitative and quantitative research. The book is presented in a series of 34 learning modules, each designed to take... read more

Reviewed by Renee Bedard, Student Success Librarian, Community College of Aurora on 4/20/21

The text is very comprehensive of the elements of college-level assignment-based research. The content is clearly stated and organized in the expandable index, allowing for effective navigation to specific modules, and sections within modules.... read more

Reviewed by Robin Ewing, Professor, St Cloud State University on 3/9/21, updated 6/1/21

Doing Research does not cover all aspects of research but it doesn't aspire to either. The creator is upfront that the modules are designed to take 15 minutes for students to complete. That goal is achieved. read more

Reviewed by Kylie Quave, Assistant Professor, The George Washington University on 12/30/20

The author refers to this text as a “tutorial”; it is intended to introduce the student to library research methods. The text certainly does cover a broad spectrum of research methods topics. If students use the entire text, they will be taken... read more

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • How to Use This Tutorial
  • Acknowledgements
  • I. Part 1. Get Started on Your Research
  • II. Part 2. Recognize Types of Information
  • III. Part 3. Develop your Search Strategy
  • IV. Part 4. Evaluate your Sources

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  • About the Book

    A modules-based approach to learning research skills that emphasizes the reflective nature of information discovery, the contextual basis for evaluating that information, and a recognition that information has value.

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    Celia Brinkerhoff, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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