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Topic Research Notes CMST 1545 - 20
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Communications 1545 Notes August 31, 2016 Lecture Notes Topic Research Success with public speaking means being prepared, doing research. The library is a good place to start finding information. Make use of OhioLink also. Types of information 1. Probative Appeals to logic and reasoning, more persuasive, provides evidence for something, facts, stats, outcomes of a study. 2. Anecdotal Appeals to emotion, includes personal experiences, experiences of someone else, stories, historical events, and opinions. Good for informal speeches. 3. Bibliography List of sources, cited in appropriate format (APA, and MLA). Running Bibliography (notes). Internet Research Use quotes around phrases. Use the Boolean phases AND and OR How to evaluate a source Make sure information is current Depth of information Current within reason- 10 to 15 years 1. Credentials Has an author, .org, major news, outlets, peer reviewed, academic journals. Be sure the author has expertise in the field. Pew Research Center. 2. Objectivity Describing without using emotions or opinions. Be sure to use many news outlets. 3. Accuracy The information is true, no errors, stay with the established sources. (news outlets, journals, .org, ect.) Use many sources! 4. Apocopate Timing Stay within the last 5 years unless a historical event. 1 Communications 1545 Notes 5. Consistency Depth of information, same throughout many sources. Triangulation (developing your own point of view based on many sources). 6. Coverage Make sure you get the whole picture, diversify sources, make sure you are getting all fact about topic. 2
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