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Managing your Time
Need help planning for that big research paper or project? Not sure how to stay on track with your research?
This tool can help organize all of the steps along the way by calculating deadlines for the different parts of the research process. Simply enter the date that your assignment is due, to get started!
Developing your Research Topic
- Start with a topic that interests you.
- Get Background Information
- Note keywords, names, places, organizations
- Develop your research question
- Is your research question too broad or narrow (some prelimary searching/reading will help you determine this)
- Develop a thesis statement
Topic keywords: Charter schools
Your Research Question/Interest might be: Do students learn better in charter schools?
Thesis Statement: Students in urban charter schools have better test scores than students in urban public schools.
How to Write a Thesis Statement
Developing a Strong Thesis Statement (Purdue Owl)
A helpful discussion from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University.
A discussion of thesis statements from the Writing Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Keywords: A Quick Guide
Sometimes finding the right articles and resources for your class projects isn't as easy as it should be. The problem might be with the keywords you're using! Check out this quick introduction to finding the right search terms for your research!
Encyclopedia of Special Education
Call Number: LC4007 .E53 2014 (ebook)
Also available online
This title covers a wide range of special education topics ranging from theory to practice, technology, RTI, and assessment instruments. It can provide background information on your topic and point to significant researchers in the field.
Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2012
A reference for research on early childhood education throughout the world. It addresses critical, cutting edge research on child development, curriculum, policy, and research and evaluation strategies.