1/28/11

Some things I'd be interested in researching are...
  1. Stress, its effects, and mangement of
  2. Different mental illness: Bi-polar disorder, Schizophrenia,Obsessive compulsive disorders
  3. Censorship in America
  4. Early 20th century classical music
  5. Progression of family dynamics from early 20th century to present
  6. Plastic Surgery
  7. Public Schooling educational issues
  8. Analysis/Importance of dreaming
  9. Brain's anatomy and function
  10. Frued's beliefs (applying them to modern pyschology)
  11. Humanity's increasing dependecey on technology
  12. Somnabulism (aka sleep walking)
  13. Consumer product testing on animals
  14. Cloning
  15. Gender Roles
  16. Advances in Enivormentally friendly products
I've checked several different sources and research for psychology uses APA format


2/11/11

1. What is the most difficult thing about writing a research paper?
2. What is the main difference between writing papers in college and in high school?
3. What source do you use most when writing a research paper?
4. What advice would you give to someone writing a college research paper for the first time?
5. How long is an average research paper in college?


1. "I'd say finding resources is a struggle for me because there's a wide variety to choose from, but availblity isn't always there and I have to pick and choose which are reliable or not."

2. "The main difference is length range and topics, I get to choose whatever topic I like rather that have a list of topics set for me, and if I go over the length range, I get downgraded (Depending on the amout of words)."

3. "The source I use most is the library, EBSCO, or articles written on the same topic."

4."Don't stress its not that much different. Don't forget your citations and make good revisions on your rough draft."

5. "The average lengths for undergrads is between 500 to about 2,500 words give or take. Or between 3 to 15 pages depending on the professor."


2/11/11




Treasure, J. (2006, October 4). The Fashion Industry Promotes Eating Disorders. Retrieved from http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/ViewpointsDetailsPage/ViewpointsDetailsWindow?displayGroupName=Viewpoints&prodId=OVIC&action=e&windowstate=normal&catId=&documentId=GALE%7CEJ3010128246&mode=view

Cottle, M.(2006, September 15). The Fashion Industry Should Not Be Held Responsible For Eating Disorders. Retrieved from http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/ViewpointsDetailsPage/ViewpointsDetailsWindow?displayGroupName=Viewpoints&prodId=OVIC&action=e&windowstate=normal&catId=&documentId=GALE%7CEJ3010128247&mode=view


The first article discusses the reasons why the fashion industry is to blame for eating disorders in young women. It first discusses the severity of these diseases and devastation they can cause to the young girls and their families. Then the fact that cultural influences have an effect on the disease is the main focus for the rest of the article. Madrid put a ban on underweight models for one of their fashion weeks and the author of the article comments on how this would be the first step to diminishing eating disorders, but ultimately it is up to the magazines and designers of the industry to stop the use of overly skinny models.
The second article discusses the reasons why the fashion industry is not to blame for eating disorders in young women. The article has a somewhat sarcastic feeling throughout, but defends that it is not the fashion industry’s responsibility to be role models for young women; it compares it to the fast food industry promoting healthy and slimming foods. The article argues that the main aim of the industry is to sell whatever it is advertising. It also states that government intervention, such as that in Madrid, is too extreme of an action and that this industry should not be controlled by the government.


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3/24/11





The above word document contains 1 source for my research paper and is put in APA annotated bilbliography formatting.




3/25/11





http://legalresearch.org/docs/process1.html

The three excerpts I found were on how research skills are important in business, law, and medicine. Each one of these articles gave specific reasons relating to their career field as to why these skills are necessary and essential. However each one of these reasons can be related back to how research for anything, including a paper, is important. The chapter about business research skills taught me that research is simply a more complex version of the reasoning skills that we do on a daily basis. It says that these reasoning skills are combined with logic to create research. I also learned that, “Information is highly perishable,” and, “It gets old and useless very quickly.” Although this may apply to business research more than general researched, this idea expresses the importance of fresh information. In the page about research in law, I learned the importance of keeping up to date with research methods and the importance of better understanding your topic. Because the systems which keep information for research are always changing, it is important to always understand the new technology that displays this information. Often topics are misrepresented because they are not understood well enough; doing an adequate amount of research stops this from happening. In the article I found regarding medical research I learned how research allows you to open up your interests and learn about other ideas, that research helps to enhance other skills, and that research benefits you long after it is done. Research on one topic can act as a gateway that leads you to other ideas that interest you. In the process of doing research you develop a range of other skills: writing, reading, understanding statistics, and even, computer skills, when you present your research. As the author of the medical research article states, “Research helps students to develop characteristics such as self discipline, commitment and determination in order to get a result in a short span of time, and to write up the project.”So the skills and characteristics you learn while doing research stay with you long after you have finished. Overall I have learned many new things; the most important may be that research is vital no matter what field you enter.


Research Sources Cited
Best,C. P.(1998). Importance of Legal Research. legalresearch.org. Retrieved March 25, 2011, from http://legalresearch.org/docs/process1.html.

Farr, R.C. (1994). Business research: an informal guide. Retrieved from http://www.lapalmer.com/3365/readings/Farr_Business_Research.pdf

Shrestha A. (2007). The Importance of Doing Research as a Medical Student. Kathmandu University Medical Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, Issue 17, 138. Retrieved from http://www.kumj.com.np/ftp/issue/17/138-Student-KUMJ-The-Importance-of-doing-research-for-a-Medical-Student.pdf.



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