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Scholarly Research Log

Scholarly Research Log Note: This is just one possible way to set up a research log. Feel free to adapt this in a way that works for you.
Article or Book citation DOI (if applicable) Hyperlink to Resource
(if applicable)
Peer Review? Theory/Model Method(s) Measurement or test used Research Variable 1 Research Variable 2 Research Variable 3 Major Findings Additional Findings Good Quotes Questions Other Notes
Cited, F. & Prototype, P. (2018). To plagiarize is to steal ideas: Students’ knowledge about citing. New Publisher Press. No Kohlberg’s theory of moral development qualitative x x The majority of students agreed it was wrong to use someone else’s words without citing that person. P. 167 – “All but one of the twelve interviewed graduate students understood they were supposed to cite their sources….” Describes graduate students’ attitudes about plagiarism and the likelihood they have plagiarized others’ works themselves.
Exemplar, J. (2019). Properly citing sources correlates to reported self-efficacy. Journal of Academic Papers, 8(6), 534-547. https://10.1080/0220970903548046 https://10.1080/0220970903548046 Yes self-efficacy quantitative, correlational Resource Use Self-Efficacy Scale x x Positive correlation between high score on self-efficacy scale and percentage of properly cited sources. Students who reference the APA guidelines created more accurate citations than those who didn’t. P. 541 – statistics comparing number of correct citations. Did students who found the APA guidelines easy to use do a better job of citing accurately?

Database Search Log

Database Search Log Instructions: Use this log to keep track of which databases and searches you have already tried.
Date Database Name Keywords Limiters/Filters Results Link to Search (if available) Notes
5/14/20 CINAHL Complete Line 1: chronic pain
Line 2: prevention or control or management
Line 3: older people or older adults or elderly
Removed check from Full Text box.
Limited to last 5 years.
Limited first 2 lines to AB Abstract.
287 results. Saved 17 to RefWorks (Example) Note: To get a persistent link to a search in Ebsco databases, click the Share link above the top result on the right side of the page. The persistent link to the search is the last thing in the dropdown menu.
5/15/20 ProQuest Central Line 1: online education OR online learning Line 2: “instructional design” Removed check from Full Text box.
Limited to last 5 years.
Limited both lines to Anywhere except full text–NOFT.
609 results. Saved 26 to RefWorks. (Example) Note: If you want a persistent link for a ProQuest database search, you have to create a “My Research” account, first. Link to left includes directions.
To start a new line of text inside a single cell, press Alt+Enter.


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