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7.2: Developing a Research Strategy

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    Learning Objectives

    1. Differentiate between research time and speech preparation time.
    2. Understand how to establish research needs before beginning research.
    3. Explain the difference between academic and nonacademic sources.
    4. Identify appropriate nonacademic sources (e.g., books, special-interest periodicals, newspapers and blogs, and websites).
    5. Identify appropriate academic sources (e.g., scholarly books, scholarly articles, computerized databases, and scholarly information on the web).
    6. Evaluate George’s (2008) six questions to analyze sources.


    Mike Seyfang – Sen Speech – CC BY 2.0.