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Research: What Is It?


Research: What Is It?

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Explains the difference between information gathering, secondary research, and primary research
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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: September 14, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 27, 2016
Submitter: Aline Soules
Keywords: secondary research, primary research, research, information gathering, information literacy


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Made with Adobe Captivate, v.4.  Viewers must have audio capability on their viewing device.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Accessibility Information Available: yes
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Sally Robertson
3 years ago

Sally Robertson (Librarian)

This is a useful tutorial for teaching what real research is. It is not too long, and could be used as an introduction before beginning any research assignment.

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Avatar for Aline Soules
4 years ago

Aline Soules (Faculty)

My tutorial is used in a variety of courses in information literacy and in science.