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- 1.Marriage and Divorce Trends in America A Lesson on research questions and gathering information.
2. Selecting a Topic
- For this assignment your topic has been selected for you.
- You should first turn your topic into a question.
- This will guide your search for information.
- Example research questions
- How has the number of divorces in America changed in the past 10 years?
- What are some of the causes of divorce in America?
3. Research Questions
- Answer question #1 on the handout.
4. Researching the Topic
- Magazine or journal articles
5. Research Question
- Internet resources require critical examination.
- .org and .edu resources are generally reliable.
- .com requires closer scrutiny
- Dont forget the public library
6. Researching the Topic
- Conduct an internet search for your research question.
- Choose one article that you will use to write your report.
- Respond to #2 on your handout.
7. Gathering Information
- Write facts and key ideas only.
- Write notes that answer your research question.
8. Gathering Information
- Were almost finished for today.
- Respond to #3a and #3b on your handout.