courseCertificate In Research Skills

Learn The Basics Of Research Skills

It can be hard to know where to find good information that you can trust. This course will teach you how to research any topic using a number of different tools.
Objectives

In this course, you will learn basic research skills, such as reading, memory recall, and note-taking. You will also learn how to create different kinds of outlines for different stages of your project, and how to move from the outline to writing, editing, and polishing. As well, you’ll learn how to find information using the library’s Dewey Decimal System, journals, and the Internet.

Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course.

Recognition & Accreditation

These courses are internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by e-Courses4You are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. e-Courses4You is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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What's Included

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What The Course Will Teach You:

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  • Identify the benefits of proper research and documentation
  • Read for maximum information retention and recall
  • Take effective notes
  • Plan a research strategy
  • Identify and use various types of research sources
  • Much more...

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Units Of Study

Certificate In Research Skills

Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course.

Session 1: Course Overview

Learning Objectives
Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Why Are Research Skills Important?

The Importance of Good Research Skills
Additional skills

Session 3: Basic Skills

Reading and Note-Taking Techniques
GO-PARSE: Get Organized
GO-PARSE: Preview
GO-PARSE: Ask
GO-PARSE: Read
GO-PARSE: Summarize
Common Shorthand Symbols
More Summarizing Tips
Go-PARSE: Evaluate
PARSE in Action
Improving Your Recall
Attitude is Everything
Use All Your Senses
Sing It, Say It, Rhyme It
Organize and Pattern
Remember the 7±2 Rule
The Ladder of Abstraction

Session 4: Planning Your Research Strategy

A Research Model
Identifying a Focal Point
Your One-Minute Pitch
Getting Focused
Writing a Draft Outline

Session 5: Where to Look and What to Look For

Primary vs. Secondary Sources
Analyzing Sources
Using Others' Bibliographies

Session 6: Finding Information the Old-Fashioned Way

Useful Resources: Reference Sources
Useful Resources: Journals and Trade Publications
Useful Resources: Your Network
Understanding the Dewey Decimal System
Understanding the Dewey Decimal System: The First Summary
Understanding the Dewey Decimal System: The Second Summary
Understanding the Dewey Decimal System: The Third Summary

Session 7: Researching with the Internet

Finding the Good Stuff: Our Favorite Sites
About Wikipedia
Mind Mapping

Session 8: Getting Ready to Write

Writing a Draft Outline
Organizing Your Notes

Session 9: Putting Pen to Paper

Writing Basics
The Four C's
Checklist for Revising
Checklist for Revising: Check the Length
Checklist for Revising: Check the Organizational Structure
Checklist for Revising: Check the Style
Checklist for Revising: Check the Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation
Don't Plagiarize!
Documentation Styles
Citing Sources
Entry Components
Putting it Into Practice

Session 10: A Personal Action Plan

Starting Point
Where I Want to Go
How I Will Get There

Training Features

With eCourses4You's e-learning system, certification has never been simpler! You can be starting your IT career or taking your current IT skills to the next level in just a few short weeks. Our award winning learning system gives you all of the benefits of a live class at just a fraction of the cost.

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Expert Instructor-Led Training

eCourses4You uses only the industry’s finest instructors in the IT industry. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

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Visual Demonstrations & Multimedia Presentations

Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. eCourses4You always focuses on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

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Quizzes & Exam Simulators

eCourses4You’s custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding.

This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. eCourses4You Courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing center. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

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Social Learning & Networking

eCourses4You has designed a world class Learning Management System (LMS) This system allows you to interact and collaborate with other students and eCourses4You employees, form study groups, engage in discussions in our NOW@ Forums, rate and “like” different courses and stay up to date with all the latest industry knowledge through our forums, student contributions and announcement features. This LMS is unmatched in the industry and makes learning fun and enjoyable.
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Flash Cards & Educational Games

eCourses4You knows that education is not a one size fits all approach. Students learn in different ways through different tools. That is why we provide Flash Cards and Education Games throughout our courses. This will allow you to train in ways that keep you engaged and focused. Each course will have dozens of Flash Cards so you can sharpen your skill-sets throughout your training as well as educational games designed to make sure your retention level of the materials is extremely high.
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Navigation & Controls

eCourses4You’s self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.

System Requirements

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS:

OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)