William B. Badke
In this, the fourth edition, Badke details the entire research paper process from start to finish. "Research Strategies" provides a plethora of insightful and helpful information, including:
Finding and narrowing a topic
Creating an outline
Using library catalogs and journal databases
Conducting Internet research
Organizing research notes
Writing the actual paper
"Research Strategies" explains the skills and strategies you need to efficiently and effectively complete a research project from topic to finished product. With the information provided here, research doesn't have to be frustrating or boring. Badke's strategies present a sure path through the amazing and complex new world of information.
This title is structured into nine chapters, covering: Defining research processes; Research ability inadequacies in higher education; Research processes and faculty understanding; Current initiatives in research processes; The role of disciplinary thinking in research processes; Research processes in the classroom; Tentative case studies in disciplinary research process instruction; Research processes transforming education; and Resourcing the enterprise. The book concludes by encouraging the reader to implement the teaching of research processes.
Engages the domain of teaching faculty rather than librarians onlyAnalyzes the reasons why the research processes concept represents a gap in academiaFocuses on research ability as a process that can be taught within disciplines
Here is your guide to all things academic in the West, from educational philosophy to life in the classroom, to relationships with professors. As you read, you will learn how to organize your time, complete a variety of assignments, navigate the library, produce high quality research essays and write examinations with confidence.
I admire international students. You have courage. You have motivation. You have endurance. There is every reason for you to do well if you have the proper understanding of Western education. This handbook is intended to help you gain that understanding, accomplish all your educational goals and graduate triumphantly.