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Question 1. An annotated bibliography is:
a tool used to organize research efforts.
a part of the revision process.
located in the back of every textbook.
available in the library.
Question 2. When starting your search for peer reviewed scholarly sources, which of the following types of databases is your BEST choice?
A subject-specific database
A field-specific database
A general-purpose database
A basic Google search
Question 3. A keyword search in the library's databases functions exactly like a regular Google web search.
Question 4. What is the best way to describe the concept of a "community of thinkers"?
Insistence of the truth of one's own beliefs on a subject
Exchange and contribution of ideas among critical thinkers
Discussion within groups of like-minded individuals
Heated debates where one side clearly wins the argument
Question 5. Choose the best thesis statement.
Parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch.
Even though television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch.
While television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch because it inhibits social interaction, shortens children's attention spans, and isn't always intellectually stimulating.
Question 6. We can expect that the work of research will NOT provide us with which of the following?
New and exciting perspectives
Inspiration for related research projects
Clear and definitive solutions
New insight into the research topic
Question 7. Scholarly work guarantees all of the following characteristics, EXCEPT:
Accurate information not subject to debate
Criticism of other researchers' work
Important methods used to interpret evidence
Question 8. Failure to correctly identify the difference between scholarly and popular sources can lead to all of the following consequences EXCEPT:
It can show that your research is well rounded.
It can undermine your own argument and render it less persuasive.
It can challenge your credibility as a trustworthy researcher.
It can cause you to misuse sources.
Question 9. How are background sources MOST relevant to researchers?
They explain an interesting theory related to the topic.
They provide a convincing argument on one side of the debate.
They explain the best ways to conduct research projects.
They feature established facts that help ground the researcher's work.
Question 10. Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of a thesis?
To respond to one or more researchers' positions
To prove a point
To present a straightforward definition of the topic
To cite relevant evidence to support your argument
Question 11. Creative thinkers offer which of the following necessary skills to a research project?
The expertise to use logic to solve a problem
The ability to provide a clear answer to a question
Open-mindedness about alternative thinking
The discipline to conduct research thoroughly
Question 12. In order to develop knowledge of a subject, which of the following is NOT considered essential?
Question 13. Choose the best thesis statement.
People should always keep their dogs restrained because it is the law.
Although dogs require exercise for optimal health, owners should always keep their dogs restrained to protect the animal from accidental injury and the public from attack.
Dogs are animals and not fashion accessories so they should be allowed to run free.
Question 14. When you contribute to a research conversation, which of the following skills is NOT strictly necessary?
Demonstrating careful thinking and attentive reading
Presenting the only voice of original ideas and research
Reviewing the work of others
Drawing inferences and conclusions based on credible evidence
Question 15. Researchers prefer a narrow focus and selective research methods for which of the following reasons?
To specialize in field or subject matter
To access numerous ways to address a vast problem
To write a broad research question
To arrive at the definitive answer to a problem
Question 16. "Classic" and "Rogerian" are types of what?
Question 17. It is NOT important to build credibility in an academic argument.
Question 18. Researchers understand that their research may provide the following element for future generations:
The final and definitive answer to a problem
The end of the need for research on the subject
Extension, revision, or refutation of their work
Question 19. Which of the following BEST describes the primary goal of a research project?
To prove your idea is the best
To bring a conversation to a close
To win a debate on an issue
To push a conversation forward
Question 20. Which of the following does NOT describe the credibility of scholarly sources?
The reasonableness of the researcher's argument
Proof of credentialed and professional writing
Financial backing from a large corporation
An indication of evidence and engagement with other researchers