Best Practices for Internet Research

Best practices for internet research

174: Best practices for Internet Research

Veldorah Rice from Write From the Heart is our guest in this episode and she shares some best practices for internet research.

This is the outline of the episode – be sure to listen to hear these points explained.

1. Benefits of Internet Research
a. Convenience
b. Amount of information
c. Easy to insert in writing

2. Problems with Internet Research
a. Accuracy/Bias – be sure to listen to our episode on Media Bias if you haven’t already.
b. Scholarship
c. Sifting through volume

3. Checking Internet Sites
a. URL ending
b. “About us” page
c. Special caution for Wikipedia

4. Other Online Sources
a. Library Subscription Services

Tie in:

Be sure to take a look at the English classes (including AP classes) Veldorah offers for middle and high schoolers. You can also find Veldorah on Facebook and Instagram.

Take a look at show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy to see what they offer for online classes and web-based unit studies.

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Understanding Surveys and Stats with NHERI’s Dr Brian Ray – MBFLP 145

dr-brian-ray-nheri This is a data-driven society, or at least, it claims to be. “The surveys said” or “Research indicates,” or “Studies show” are assumed to be _proof_, but a famous politician observed that “There are lies, and there are damn lies, and there are statistics.”

How can we look at news of the latest polling or study and begin to discern what may be valid, and what may be false, in the daily flood of data? How can we sort out science from propaganda? How can we avoid being deceived or just misled by bad methods or bad intent?

Dr. Brian Ray, the founder and head researcher for the National Home Education Research Institute, talked with Hal at the HSLDA National Home School Leadership Conference, about things we should understand when confronted with “research.”



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