Video and Multimedia

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Video link: Synthesizing Literature  
Learning Objective: LO 3-6:  How do I organize a synthesis of literature?
Description:  A simple strategy for synthesizing literature is explained by Dr. Nathalie Sheridan.

Questions to consider:

  1. What is the difference between a linear or chronological approach to writing a literature review versus a systhesizing approach as described by Dr. Sheridan?
  2. Explain the diagram found at 1:43.

Video link: Synthesis and Your Research Journey  
Learning Objective: LO 3-1:  What is a synthesis of literature and how does it relate to action research?
Description: In this video, the steps of synthesizing sources for a literature review are described.  An example is provided and explained.

Questions to consider:

  1. Define synthesis.
  2. What is a synthesis of literature?

Video link: Peer Review in Three Minutes  
Learning Objective: LO 3-2:  What resources are available for searching for information?
Description:  The peer review process for research articles is briefly described in this video.

Questions to consider:

  1. How do articles get peer reviewed?
  2. What role does peer review play in scholarly research and publication?

Web link: Work Flow: How I Organize My Research and Writing
Learning Objective: LO 3-5:  How can I organize and summarize information as I collect it?
Description: Elizabeth M. Covart describes 3 technological applications that researchers can use to better manage their ideas and research.

Questions to consider:

  1. What is Zotero?  Does it sound useful to you?  How so?
  2. What is Evernote?  Does it sound useful to you?  How so?
  3. What is DEVONthink Pro?  Does it sound useful to you?  How so?