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1. Which of the following BEST describes the primary goal of a research project? (Points : 1) To prove your idea is the best
To bring a conversation to a close
To win a debate on an issue
To push a conversation forward
via the World Wide Web.
via Ashford Library databases.
via the Google search engine.
via the Bing search engine.
definitive answers to your topic question.
examples and cases for evidence.
an interpretative framework.
Broad access to a large community of scholars
Agreement amongst scholars of the truth of a particular issue
An area of controversy in need of clarification
Open-ended questions for further research
To avoid conflict
To summarize the achievements of others
To complicate the issues
To offer something new and interesting
Look for information that only supports your views.
Look for information that is easiest to access.
Look for a compelling conversation among scholars.
Look for a social experiment on popular television.
To respond to one or more researchers’ positions
To prove a point
To present a straightforward definition of the topic
To cite relevant evidence to support your argument
Commit to a schedule of work.
Refer back to pre-writing materials and outlines.
Focus on the final grade you want in the class.
Use multiple writing techniques.
Writers will probably meet all research needs.
Writers will need multiple examples of all four kinds of sources.
Any single source will probably feature more than one of the BEAM categories.
Writers will only need one source to serve all four functions.
You must demonstrate knowledge of a subject.
You must include credible, scholarly research.
You must actively respond to the experts in your writing.
You must seek to correct other studies.
Try writing about your confusion.
Copy/paste the views of another author.
Go looking for more sources.
Pick another research topic.
The school board finally announced their decision Friday.
He was audited because he was never on time with his taxes.
The dog was running so fast that it crashed into the fence.
Mary didn’t think she was in trouble, but she was in trouble.
It is formed after consulting existing research.
It has an obvious “yes” or “no” answer.
It includes large generalizations on several topics.
It features very emotional language that is casual in tone.
Open-ended research questions
Expertise in the field of study
A narrow focus
A broad view of a topic
Fear of looking foolish prevents writers from excelling.
Time and effort are the most important criteria to better writing.
Writing what you believe readers will want to hear will help you overcome fear.
Modeling your own writing on someone else’s will help you overcome fear.
tool used to organize research efforts.
a part of the revision process.
located in the back of every textbook.
available in the library.
Viewing only peer-reviewed, scholarly data
Starting with a broad Google search
Considering all Internet writers
Interviewing peers and faculty for their opinions
Lecturing readers on common knowledge
Making an argument
Criticizing another writer’s method
Borrowing expert authority
To consider their biases
To review the topic for themselves
To adopt your opinion without considering other options
To hold onto their opinions
dismissal from the university.
a failing course grade.
a failing assignment grade.
All of the above
Desire to advance a political agenda
Pursuit of truth as the highest goal
Desire to entertain readers
Strong faith in one’s own beliefs
Develop an initial set of research questions.
Review theories relevant to the research question.
Find background, exhibit, argument, and method (BEAM) sources.
Write a draft of the thesis statement.
Allow readers to see the passage as they choose.
Tell readers what you think of the passage.
Conceal the writer’s assumptions.
Keep passage separate from other ideas or elements.
they allow an author to speak without need for analysis.
they deliver information within your paper.
they support evidence.
they provide opportunities to show how your ideas relate to others.
New and exciting perspectives
Inspiration for related research projects
Clear and definitive solutions
New insight into the research topic
Noting the variety of alternate views on the topic
Capturing areas of disagreement
Noting sources of agreement
Citing examples of writer’s main thoughts
They explain an interesting theory related to the topic.
They provide a convincing argument on one side of the debate.
They explain the best ways to conduct research projects.
They feature established facts that help ground the researcher’s work.
An insightful explanation of the current knowledge on a topic
A summary that does not contribute to the larger discussion
A project that tries to answer complex research questions
An expression of one’s personal beliefs on a subject
explaining the significance of your thesis.
claiming other authors’ ideas as your own.
establishing your own perspective in a scholarly debate.
articulating your thesis as a response to established research.
it prevents writers from thinking carefully about evidence.
it allows writers to rush to judgment.
it directs writers to repeatedly make the same point.
it prompts writers to think carefully about problematic views.
Accessing Google Scholar’s broad database
Using a specialized database at a library
Searching the dictionary
Viewing specific encyclopedias online
Your questions have asked everything possible in order to cover all bases.
Your supporting questions relate back to your essential questions.
Essential questions are independent and do not relate to your supporting questions.
You only focus on noncontroversial questions.
The federal government has had a courteous and supportive relationship with Planned Parenthood and other women’s health facilities for decades; however, funding from federal coffers should not be spent on procedures that are deemed unethical and murderous in the eyes of taxpayers.
In this paper, I will explain my views on abortion.
This paper will show that women’s health issues are important in America today and why Planned Parenthood should continue to receive federal funding.
it has been paraphrased nine times.
no page number is available and the quote occurs in the ninth paragraph.
the full citation can be found on page nine of the research paper.
None of the above
Affordances provide qualities that enable researchers.
Affordances create a productive environment for a researcher.
Affordances create false starts and can direct researchers away from the central topic.
Affordances are relative to particular situations only.
Insistence of the truth of one’s own beliefs on a subject
Exchange and contribution of ideas among critical thinkers
Discussion within groups of like-minded individuals
Heated debates where one side clearly wins the argument
it explains the contents of a source with quotes and citations.
it articulates ideas in a complex manner that ties analysis together.
it explains implications of ideas and the importance of the research.
it encourages readers to pursue the topic further.
specifying a subtopic to help limit your research.
exploring a problem fully and completely.
defining a location where you will focus your attention.
viewing your topic through a specific theoretical perspective.
They provide readers with claims to dispute evidence.
They provide readers with materials to accept basic premises as truthful.
They offer readers a particular procedure or perspective to assess usefulness.
They offer readers concrete data or examples to assess claims.
Writers should follow a strict schedule and not skip around.
Students should avoid locating new sources and be satisfied with what has been written.
Writers should review their work and revise periodically.
Students must work ahead and complete upcoming stages early.
Insight into your perspective
Extensive details about your topic
Comparison to similar topics
Contrasts with familiar topics
admit their arguments are limited and open to critique.
state facts on a subject for the reader to accept without question.
display evidence from which they draw conclusions.
invite readers to join a conversation.
Sibling topics are related to the central idea and important to consider.
Sibling topics are more general than your central topic.
Sibling topics show the details of your central topic.
Sibling topics are unrelated to your central topic and irrelevant.
diversity of opinion.
freedom from complications.
Parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch.
Even though television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch.
While television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch because it inhibits social interaction, shortens children’s attention spans, and isn’t always intellectually stimulating.
Being explicit about your research purpose
Being specific in your claims
Being clear on the issues you’ll cover
Being careful not to take a position
Their role in aiding memorization
Improving problem solving ability
Impressiveness for entry-level job positions
Creating beliefs and faith-based opinions
an abbreviated sentence.
an incomplete sentence.
a simple sentence.
a run-on sentence.
to locate open-ended questions for further consideration.
to find new ways to gather and interpret data.
to discover new questions to ask.
to uncover new relationships.
How other researchers have framed their questions
What existent data proved useful in previous research
Popular opinions on their topic
False starts other researchers have taken
Providing exhibits to elaborate the problem
Filling gaps in conversation
Supporting the argument about the causes of a problem
Supporting traditional views without question
Does the database provide full-text or abstracts?
Are the articles in the database difficult to understand?
Does the database offer electronic delivery?
How current are the publications?
A subject-specific database
A field-specific database
A general-purpose database
A basic Google search
A source that is lengthy and treats subject with complexity
A source that uses the specialized language of experts
A source that serves multiple purposes
A source that is short and presents answers as matters of fact
Although pets walk on bare paws and may shed hair or fur, they should be permitted in restaurants because they are more clean and hygienic than most people in my family.
There are a number of dog breeds that do not shed fur; instead, they grow hair.
All dogs go to heaven.
an interesting problem to be solved.
a potential affirmation of faith and beliefs.
an area with limited perspectives and little to uncover.
a randomly selected topic being researched by force.
One that includes other researchers’ analysis
One that offers just facts or information
One that offers you new perspectives
One that includes at least one of the BEAM elements
Create a clear relationship between a few salient facts.
Describe your topic in overly general or vague language.
Avoid introducing abstract terms.
Define and illustrate the terms you present.
they provide a short overview of the topic.
they help researchers understand the specialized language of a field.
they feature the most recent academic debates on the topic.
they give readers a general sense of the important topics in the field.
Approaching research with an open mind
Only seeking facts that support one’s personal beliefs
Rejecting unconventional ideas and research
Supporting research based on illogical arguments
specific peer reviewed articles.
useful database recommendations.
the names of useful subject-specific resources.