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- Purpose of this assignment:
- Learn how to search for information on gender
- Distinguish credible, research-based sources from popular sources
- Evaluate the information on web sites of your choosing
- Development of your research question
- A topic concerning the issue of gender
- Search for web sites using a search engine
- Google is popular, of course!
- There are other options that may offer more security. See the article 17 Great Search Engines You Can Use Instead of Google from Search Engine Journal.
- Write your paper
- Clearly state the question you set out to answer
- Describe the identification process of the web sites used
- Summarize the answer to the question that you found on each
- Evaluate the credibility of the information on each web site
Think about it like this...
- You are interested in communication.
- You learned in class that males and females communicate in different ways, you decide you want to answer the question "why do males and females communicate differently?".
- You use Google to search for websites, using the keywords gender and communication.
- You write your paper, summarizing your question, search process, answers you found on your question, and an evaluation of the credibility of each web site you used.
Caution: You may not use this example in your paper!