Purpose: This case study will prepare you to work through practical research and be able to produce accurate information.
Scaffold information is the progressive building of information toward a stronger understanding of your topic. As you compile your research one article at a time you incrementally reach higher levels of comprehension. You then take each article, argument or support and use it to support the building of your own argument on the topic.
Critically evaluate to what extent a statement or findings within a piece of research are true, or to what extent you agree with them. Provide evidence taken from a wide ranger of sources which both agree with and contradict an argument. Come to a final conclusion, basing your decision on what you judge to be the most important factors and justify how you have made your choice.
Discuss published material on a specific area, which can be narrowed down to material within a specific time period. These reviews can enhance your research process by: giving you an overview of the topic, keep you up to date with what is current in the field and give you further material to investigate. The depth and breadth of a paper's literature review validates the credibility of the author(s) in their field.
Bibliographies can be an aid as you search the literature of an academic field or discipline. When seeking further reading or material on a topic of research, looking at an article's bibliography can be a great help. Further bibliographic resources are subject indexes, annotated bibliographies, or research guides. Looking at these materials can guide you back to original research and assist in the scaffolding process.
Use the athletic training databases listed below to search for and find the articles for your assignment. The remaining boxes hold useful information that can assist you with your research further in the semester.
Use the following databases to help you locate journals articles on your topic of interest.
Best bets are databases and journals Welder Library subscribes to or allows for open access. Please start your research using these resources. Other resources found are available through Welder Library or on the internet. Use our Interlibrary Loan service to request the article you are looking for.