The links in this guide offer an entry point to useful sources for Business, Management & Marketing Research.
Some things to keep in mind:
Different professions have their own requirements for documentation and publish their own style manuals. At HACC three styles are used by faculty in various disciplines:
Ask your professor which style they would like you to use, and get help citing your sources on the Citation Guide
Use these evaluation methods to determine if a web resource is right for you:
SIFT Method: SIFT is a series of steps to take when evaluating the reliability of web sites and their claims. It is based on an approach used by professional fact-checkers, and was developed by Mike Caulfield from Washington State University.
You can find more detailed information about SIFT in the Introduction to Research Guide.
Rhetorical Triangle: This method asks you to consider the author, intended audience, and purpose of a website when you evaluate its reliability. Adapted from the University Writing Program at Northern Arizona University.
More information about the Rhetorical Triangle can be found in our Introduction to Research Guide.
Definition: In an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source.
While some types of writing aren't as concerned with documenting sources, ideas, images, sounds, etc. traditional academic writing requires these best practices.
Sources: wpacouncil.org and owl.english.purdue.edu
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