Marking criteria

1. Use appropriate research methodology to investigate a hypothesis
2. Analyse and interpret data from primary and secondary sources
3. Draw valid conclusions from the research

Your diary

5 A’s of Research methodology

What are you really interested in?

What are your key terms – Synonyms

 primary and secondary qualitative and quantitative research – Statistics

the issues and opinions

 information to make predictions and draw conclusions using direct quotes, referencing and justification of opinions.

 Honestly reflect on problems solutions and record conversations, contacts, reading and sources. Look at your marking criteria and refer to it often to ensure you are on track.

Here is the link to the worksheet handed out during library lessons

Top Websites

word power

Use Citemaker for your referencing as you research

Click Here for the document handed out during library lessons

This has more detail about the 5A’s and links to various information sources

IN TEXT Citations

Link to OWL Purdue Website on in text citations

APA in-text citation style uses the author’s last name and the year of publication, for example: (Field, 2005).

For direct quotations, include the page number as well, for example: (Field, 2005, p. 14).

For sources such as websites and e-books that have no page numbers, use a paragraph number, for example: (Field, 2005, para. 1).

Top quality information tools

Library catalogue

Spinney press books and ebooks

You may need to explore other libraries. You can search their catalogues online.