Week 8: Wrapping Up the Annotated Bibliography; Interpreting Data

I hope you enjoyed a week without me, and I hope you made productive use of your time while I was away. At this point, you should be nearly done with your Annotated Bibliography, which is due next Thursday. In addition, you should have collected much of your primary data this week. During Week 8, we’ll focus on making sense of that data and incorporating your results into a polished research paper. Here’s how we’ll spend our time in class:

  • On Tuesday, we will discuss “Helping Students Use Textual Sources Persuasively,” by Margaret Kantz (WAW, pp. 67–85). Please read this article before you come to class and be ready to discuss how it applies to your research project. Tuesday is also the last day we have to talk about the Annotated Bibliography before it’s due, so take stock of your project before class to determine if you have any last-minute questions.
  • On Thursday, we will continue our discussion about using sources effectively, and we will talk about how to interpret the primary data you have collected so far. Before you come to class, please print out and read “Walk, Talk, Eat, Cook: A Guide to Using Sources,” by Cynthia R. Haller, linked on the Readings page. In addition, you should bring the raw data from your surveys or interviews. Finally, please remember that the Annotated Bibliography is due before you come to class, so please submit your project on Google Docs using the instructions on the assignment sheet.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and let me know if you have any questions before class on Tuesday.

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