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You can use this guide to give you more information on library resources available for carpentry and construction topics, locate federal and state statistics and administrative code, and find safety information on a variety of construction topics. Use the tabs above to navigate through the guide.
Thinking About How to Start: Research is a Process
This video discusses research as inquiry, specifically the importance of scholarly research, understanding the scholarly sources and vocabulary used in a field, developing research questions, and adding to the academic conversation with research and writing.
In this video, the narrator talks about the "academic discussion." You can think about the "Professional Discussion" in a similar way-- doing research can help you answer questions or recommend the best methods by using evidence-driven practices.
Places that might contain valuable professional information:
Health and Safety Organizations (OSHA, CDC, Washington L&I)
Regulating Bodies (government; municipal codes; professional credentialing groups -e.g. licensing, etc.)
Trade Publications for carpenters, construction workers, or related fields
Research or Policy papers on related topics
Fall 2021 - in-class handout and "assessing the web" link (handout sect. A)
A research worksheet for our online library research material.
Exercise - Assessing a Carpentry resource on the web
After our class introduction to evaluating information online using the SIFT method (and thinking about different 'purposes' the results we find might have), practice in groups by assessing this website on construction trends.
This is the same link that is mentioned in SECTION A of our Library Research Worksheet.
This guide from the Purdue OWL shows the difference between using a direct quotation, paraphrasing, and summarizing outside information in your own writing or presentations. All 3 methods are good ways to include outside information in your presentation while still being true to the original sources.
This LinkedIn Learning video tutorial will show you how to organize a presentation outline and turn it into a solid PowerPoint Presentation.
You will need to set up your GRC LinkedIn Learning account if it is your first time logging in to LinkedIn Learning - you can find the video by searching its title, or clicking on this link again once you are logged in and have set up your account.