Finding Quality Research:


Essential Questions:
Where should I look for quality research?
How do I know what I have is good research?

1. Finding and determining qualities of good research:

2. Asessing our understanding:
  • create a group of 3 - pick people who are not on your grade team
  • Select an article from the list below (whatever interests you)
  • Assess the article on the Google Form provided: http://tiny.cc/nufx8
    • Click on "See Previous Responses" to see a summary of the group's thoughts.

3. Group Debrief

4. Your search results are only as good as your search terms: http://www.commoncraft.com/search

5. Next steps ~ getting research to come to you: http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english

Research Articles:

1. Goodwin, B. (2010). Choice is a Matter of Degree. Educational Leadership, 68(1). ASCD. Retreived October 1, 2010 from: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept10/vol68/num01/Choice-Is-a-Matter-of-Degree.aspx

2. Kaswell, A. (2003). Which Came First - The Chicken or the Egg? Retrieved September 27, 2010, from: http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i4/chicken_egg.html

3.The Case for Teaching Grammar. Education Canada, 50(4). CEA. Retrieved September 29, 2010 from: http://www.cea-ace.ca/education-canada/article/case-teaching-grammar

4. Burns, M. (2010). As Easy as Pi. School Library Journal, 56(5). Retrieved September 30, 2010 from:
http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=3&hid=11&sid=13ea50d3-caaa-4e87-8238-b69377b85e6a%40sessionmgr11
Be patient - it takes a minute to load :) This article is found on Learn Alberta, Online Reference Centre, Ebsco Host. (You will need to login. Username LA08; Password: 2732).

5. Andersen, C. (2010). Are Carbohydrates the #1 Health Menace? [Good Calories Bad Calories]. Retrieved October 1, 2010 from: http://tiny.cc/q3uf3