A presentation at Heritage University at CBC Week 06 in
September 2019 in
Pasco, WA 99301, USA by
Location: CBC Campus - Tuesday T-336 & SWL-220Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:15Week 06: 09/23/19 — 09/29/19Reading Assignment: DeCarlo (2018) chapter three
Topic and Content Area: Exploring the Literature Part IAssignments Due: Assignment 02: reading quiz for chapter three is due at 5:30 PM prior to class via My HeritageOther Important Information: N/A
Doing research is complicated, time consuming, and can feel overwhelming. The help learn some skills in making sense of it all.
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We can start off by looking at a scientific paper and breaking down all of the parts.
At the top of any paper will be the title and name of journal.
There is usually a section for informationa about the author.
Any paper will have a short summary written by the author that is a great place to start.
Introduction: A statement of what is currently known about the study subject that articulates the questions being investigated. It cites other scholarly works, lays the foundation for the study, and sometimes states a hypothesis to be tested.
Results: A description of the research conducted and the results obtained.
Discussion: An analysis and interpretation of the data presented that integrates the new information with prior findings, states the implications of the work, and sometimes generates new hypotheses to be tested
Methods: A description of how the studies were conducted, with sufficient detail so that others can repeat them exactly
References: The list of the articles cited in the paper that provide information on the research topic and the methods.
That is the anatomy of a scientific paper.
[Whole Class Activity] Watch the video. Discussion what stands out.
Lockman, T. (2012, August 12) How to read a scholarly journal article. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/EEVftUdfKtQ.
Along with finding the important parts that Lockman describes, it is important for you to be able to summarize the articles.
Lets look at this with a specific article example.
Johnston-Goodstar, K., & VeLure Roholt, R. (2017) “Our kids aren’t dropping out; they’re being pushed out” : Native American Students and racial micro aggressions in schools. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 26 (1-2) 30-47, https://doi.org/10.1080/15313204.2016.1263818
When you are reading you should write down the information about the citation to keep yourself up to date or add it to citation software.
This information includes:
This is an example of a citation.
You should take notes. One useful way of doing this is to keep note cards so that you can refer back to them.
Write the key findings in your own words.
These should be mentioned in the abstract AND described in the discussion.
The fewer words the better.
You can summarize from the abstract, but you won’t get as detailed of information
Find those summaries in the article for better details.
Helpful to review the key words provided by the author. Helps find other articles that have similar topics. Helps you to understand the taxomimy that is used for your subject. Use those words to describe things.
They are usually with the abstract.
[Whole Class Activity] Watch the video. Discussion about what to do to evaluate a source.
Mallon, M. (2012 August 13) Evaluating journal articles with the CAARP test. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Q5Se7lxSANM
To help us consider how to research a project, lets look at the topic of burnout.
Let’s take the topic of burnout in social work.
Being able to look at literature, there are some things that we can do.
[Small Group Activity] In small groups with students around you, spend some time looking into burn out. Just work on getting a lay of the land.
Let’s find some literature on burnout
Finding a database
Look for authors and journal names
Search for meta analyses and systematic reviews
How specific is our focus? What literature is relevant?
What is our working definition for burnout? Is there a better one?
What are some causes and effects of burnout? What is burnout associated with?
Lets put these thoughts to use.
Example article about social worker burnout
Lloyd, C., King, R., & Chenoweth, L. (2002) Social work, stress and burnout: A review. Journal of Mental Health, 11,(3), pp 255-265. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638230020023642
Available at https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_62252/SocialWorkStressBurnout.pdf
You will be working in your same small groups.
Read the article together, as a group
Evaluating this source
Strength of the evidence:
View Week 06 - Exploring the Literature Part I: Finding & Digesting Research.
This week is a dive into understanding research. The agenda is
Here’s what was said about this presentation on Twitter.
I probably spend too much time making a pretty presentation... when I make something like this it really brings me joy and I think it's useful. Video is a screen recording of the anatomy of a scientific paper. Created in #Apple #Keynote Inspiration(https://t.co/uX431ITCp5) pic.twitter.com/nMWJZuH3Ti— Jacob Campbell (@campjacob) September 24, 2019
I probably spend too much time making a pretty presentation... when I make something like this it really brings me joy and I think it's useful. Video is a screen recording of the anatomy of a scientific paper. Created in #Apple #Keynote Inspiration(https://t.co/uX431ITCp5) pic.twitter.com/nMWJZuH3Ti