Read the research note instructions and use the 2 slides to write the summary (paragraph 1 & 2). Do a research to supplement the information on the slides for paragraph 3. Add atleast 2 APA style citations. Pls no more that 2 pages total.
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Research Notes – Instructions
Research Notes Requirements:
You will required to complete 5 self-study research notes in this course. Each research note will
cover course materials from a 2-week period. All 5 research notes are due before midnight
(11:59 p.m.) on their respective due dates (see Course Schedule or Calendar on Blackboard for
due dates for each research note) on Blackboard (Please do not email me your research notes).
The research notes are designed to help you review the course materials and to synthesize the
course material with insights from your own research/experience.
Here are the requirements for each research note:
1. Page limits: Each research note must be 1 page (minimum) to 2 pages (maximum) long
(Times New Roman, 12-pt font, single-line spacing, 1-inch margins)
2. Research note structure and recommended page lengths: Use the following structure and
page lengths recommendations in the research note:
a) Summary of course materials from week 1 of 2 and week 2 of 2 – Summaries must be in
paragraph format. Do not use a list with bullet points to summarize course materials.
Summaries must be your own paraphrasing of the course materials. Do not copy and paste
information from the slides or the articles linked to in the slides to create your summaries.
There is no need to cite the PowerPoint slides. However, if you are using information from
an article/video linked to in the slides, then you will need to cite it. Recommended minimum
page length: ½ of a page.
b) Additional insights based on your own research/experience – Do some additional research
online and present new insights related to the topics covered in both weeks. Present at least
2 new insights in this section. You should not copy and paste from online resources. You
must give proper credit to the source. This means adding both in-text citations in your
paragraphs and adding a reference section at the end of your research note. Use the APA
citation format for both in-text citations and references. Recommended minimum page
length: ½ of a page.
c) References – You must include at least 2 new references (not including the ones from the
slides/videos posted on Blackboard) as a part of your research note. Please make sure that
you cite reputed resources and avoid using resources such as Wikipedia as your reference
source. If you are not sure of whether or not to use a resource as a reference, send me the
information by email and I will let you know whether or not to use the resource as a
reference. The references section must also be in APA format.
Each research note will be graded based on the following criteria:
Completeness of your summaries from week 1 of 2 and week 2 of 2
The quantity and quality of new insights from your own independent research/experience
Adherence to page limits, font, font-size, line spacing, and margins
Use of at least 2 new references
Reputation of the reference sources
Use of in-text citations with matching references and vice-versa
Appropriateness of the use of the APA format for both in-text citations and references