1. Triangulation is doing research and gathering information from 3 different sources. (online, print, empirical. Info is probably reliable if it comes from all three points of the research triangle.
2. Primary sources are actual records, or artifacts and secondary sources are the writings of scholars, experts, and other knowledgeable people. Both are reliable and both should be used.
3. Use exact words, quotation marks, or the plus or minus sign to narrow down searches on the internet.
4. “Can you identify and trust the authors of the source?” and “Has the website been updated recently?” are a few questions you can ask yourself to check web page reliability.
5. Most documentaries and radio broadcasts are available on the internet on sites such as youtube or Hulu and should be used while doing your research.
6. Wikis, blogs, and podcasts can all be used to do research but blogs and podcasts can be very opinionated. Wikis are good but not always reliable.
7. Books, reference materials, and academic journals are three periodical indexes located in the ITT virtual library.
8. Information in academic journals, magazines, and newspapers can be found in these periodicals.
9. Empirical sources are your primary source for finding information on a particular subject. Basically includes setting up an interview with someone who can provide good information on a subject and asking them questions about that subject.
10. Interviewing benefit include a great way to go behind the facts to explore the experiences of experts and regular people. Also a great way to add quotes to your research paper.
11. Strategies for conducting a follow-up interview are to write down everything you remember, get your quotes right, back-check the facts, and send a thank-you note.
12. Informal surveys are useful for generating data and gathering the views of many different people on the same questions. You can set up surveys on sites like...