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PORT (Psychology Online Research Tutorial)


PORT (Psychology Online Research Tutorial)

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The Psychology Online Research Tutorial (PORT) is comprised of a series of short modules to teach the basics of doing research in psychology. The modules are arranged approximately in order of the steps a student would take to select a research topic, search for scholarly journal articles in PsycINFO, and locate the articles. It is thus suggested that the modules be viewed in the order shown; however, each module is discrete and can be viewed independently. There is a short quiz at the end of... More
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: October 25, 2005
Date Modified in MERLOT: December 07, 2014
Submitter: Lyn thaxton



Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Kira Gallagher
6 years ago

Kira Gallagher (Administrator)

This is a great tutorial on how to use PsycINFO. It includes a break down of different topics in the order in which you would need to apply them. The tutorials are interactive and a woman's or a man's voice walks you through each step. After each tutorial there is a short quiz that allows you to test your knowledge of what you have learned. This is great for freshman and sophomores who are unfamiliar with how to begin a research paper. It breaks down the difference between a popular and a scholarly article which often seems to present problems for beginner researchers. Although there are a few sections that are specific to Georgia State University, those sections can be easily skipped. This should not deter anyone from using it though, because most of the tutorials are helpful for anyone and apply to anyone using PsycINFO.

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This tutorial was easy to use. Each section is also available in a PDF file so that they can be printed as handouts. You can also print the quizzes for use in class. It is very user friendly, and covers all of the important topics. I would recommend this for students and for teachers who are working with students who are writing their first research paper. It can also gives some helpful tips for experienced writers who have never learned about all of the helpful techniques PsycINFO offers.