Online Activities for Week 6/7:
Whichever industry you work in, or whatever your interests, you will almost certainly have come across a story about how “data” is changing the face of our world. It might be helping to cure a disease, boost a company’s revenue, make a building more efficient or be responsible for those targeted ads you keep seeing.
Structure of a Research Paper
Part II: Methods: describes how you conducted research that you can use to support your thesis statement. You've begun this part.
Part III: Discussion/Conclusion: discusses what you found in your research and identifies the significance of your findings. You've begun this part.
Writing the Methods Section
- What your specific research question is
- Who you surveyed and why
- The general topics you asked about and why
If you didn't answer these questions, you may do so now. The methods section should be one-two paragraphs and not include any discussion of your findings.
Writing the Discussion and Conclusions
- What are the most significant findings of your primary research?
- How do these findings support or challenge your thesis statement?
- What are the significance of your findings?
Each of these bullet points should be between one and three paragraphs. Make an outline that includes additional information you'll need to include in the final draft of your paper that addresses each of these points.
Online Activities and Homework for Week 7
Infographics: Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system's ability to see patterns and trends.
Sways: Interactive reports and presentations.
PowerPoints: a software package designed to create electronic presentations consisting of a series of separate pages or slides.
For your upcoming homework, you need to choose one of these visual forms to present your research.