Developing Your Research Skills

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This course will teach you how to research any topic using a number of different tools.

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About the Course

In this age of information overload, it can be hard to know where to find good information that you can trust. If you're doing research for an important project, report, or proposal, how do you find information that you can count on?

This course will teach you how to research any topic using a number of different tools. We will start with basic techniques, such as reading, memory recall, note-taking, and planning. We will also talk about creating different kinds of outlines for different stages of your project, and how to move from the outline to actual writing, editing, and polishing. Most importantly, we will talk about how to use all kinds of sources, including a library's Dewey Decimal System, journals, and the Internet.

After you complete this course, you'll be ready to find reliable information on any topic, and turn that information into a compelling, accurate piece of writing.

Course Schedule

This course is self-paced allowing you flexibility in the time needed to complete the course. You decide the order and progression you’d like to take, allowing you to revisit and review sections in greater depth as needed.

This course has the following:

  • Interactive quizzes
  • Downloads
  • Supplemental Reference Materials

Following the course, you will complete an assessment which requires you to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment you will be awarded an electronic certificate of completion.

Course Chapters

  • Importance of Research Skills
  • Basic Research Skills
  • Planning Your Research Strategy
  • Finding Information
  • Getting Ready to Write
  • Putting Pen to Paper
  • Take it Further

Course Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of proper research and documentation.
  • Read for maximum information retention and recall, and take effective notes.
  • Plan a research strategy using various types of research sources and outlines.
  • Identify how to use style guides and be able to identify the most common styles.
  • Document and attribute your work to ensure you avoid plagiarism.

Recommended Background

This course will be beneficial to those who are new to research, particularly internet research.

FAQ

Aside from an internet connection, what resources will I need for the course?

No additional resources are required for this course.

Will I get a certificate after completing the course?

Yes! All courses include a final assessment to evaluate your understanding of key course concepts. A certificate of completion will be offered to you if you complete the assessment with a score of 80% or higher.

Why should I take this course?

Each Eppley e-course is designed collaboratively among experienced instructional designers, subject matter experts, and our partner organizations and institutions. The course curriculum includes current information and best practices in the field, and it is recognized by national leaders in parks, recreation, and land management. Not only will this course benefit your career by expanding your knowledge base, but it will also enhance your application and problem-solving skills.

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