The Quiz About Research Terms

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This Test is intended to assist you in understanding commonly used terms and concepts when reading, interpreting, and evaluating scholarly research in the social sciences. Also included are general words and phrases defined within the context of how they apply to research in the social and behavioral sciences.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An alphabetical list that gives the full bibliographic information for all the sources you have cited in your paper so that a reader can find the books and databases you read.
    • A. 

      Summary

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Works Cited

    • D. 

      Outline

  • 2. 
    The address of a web page on the worldwide web.
    • A. 

      Paraphrase

    • B. 

      Summary

    • C. 

      Works Cited

    • D. 

      URL

  • 3. 
    A strong statement that can be proven with evidence - must be specific and provable and include author, title, genre.
    • A. 

      Thesis

    • B. 

      Criticism

    • C. 

      Note Cards

    • D. 

      Direct Quote

  • 4. 
    A condensed version of a passage.
    • A. 

      Paraphrase

    • B. 

      Outline

    • C. 

      Secondary Source

    • D. 

      Summary

  • 5. 
    An assortment of selected pieces of literature.
    • A. 

      Note Cards

    • B. 

      Anthology

    • C. 

      Secondary Source

    • D. 

      Works Cited

  • 6. 
    A structure for planning that includes only the main points which will define the paper.
    • A. 

      Outline

    • B. 

      Paraphrase

    • C. 

      Source Cards

    • D. 

      Electronic Source

  • 7. 
    A work written by a critic on the topic you are researching which will help prove your thesis.
    • A. 

      Note Cards

    • B. 

      Criticism

    • C. 

      Secondary Source

    • D. 

      Direct Quote

  • 8. 
    Modern Language Association.
    • A. 

      Plagiarism

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      MLA

    • D. 

      E book

  • 9. 
    Any non-fiction book you would use to research a topic.
    • A. 

      E book

    • B. 

      Anthology

    • C. 

      Electronic Source

    • D. 

      Reference Book

  • 10. 
    A piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work (has no citation).
    • A. 

      Paraphrase

    • B. 

      Primary Source

    • C. 

      Plagiarism

    • D. 

      Database

  • 11. 
    Cards indicating author and publication information about the resources you use to support your research.
    • A. 

      Source cards

    • B. 

      Note cards

    • C. 

      Citation

    • D. 

      Works Cited

  • 12. 
    Used to give credit to a source of information in your paper.
    • A. 

      Primary Source

    • B. 

      Citation

    • C. 

      Secondary Source

    • D. 

      Paraphrase

  • 13. 
    3x5 cards including the number from source card, a specific heading, page numbers and your paraphrases, summaries, or direct quotes.
    • A. 

      Source Cards

    • B. 

      Thesis

    • C. 

      Works Cited

    • D. 

      Note cards

  • 14. 
    Anything another author or critic writes about the primary source.
    • A. 

      Criticism

    • B. 

      Research Paper

    • C. 

      Thesis

    • D. 

      E book

  • 15. 
    NOT a summary or book report - gathered information from reliable sources that support a topic and thesis.
    • A. 

      Note Cards

    • B. 

      Research Paper

    • C. 

      Summary

    • D. 

      Source Cards

  • 16. 
    The use of someone else's ideas written word-for-word from the original source which includes a citation.
    • A. 

      Paraphrase

    • B. 

      Summary

    • C. 

      Direct Quote

    • D. 

      Research Paper

  • 17. 
    Electronic books that are published and available through databases.
    • A. 

      MLA

    • B. 

      Secondary Sources

    • C. 

      E books

    • D. 

      Primary Sources

  • 18. 
    The actual novel, poem, story, or play about which the paper is written.
    • A. 

      Primary Source

    • B. 

      Secondary Source

    • C. 

      Summary

    • D. 

      In-text Citation

  • 19. 
    A restatement or rewording of ideas in a passage - bulleted.
    • A. 

      In-text Citation

    • B. 

      Direct Quote

    • C. 

      Summary

    • D. 

      Paraphrase

  • 20. 
    An accurate, organized electronic collection of related information about a specific topic.
    • A. 

      Criticism

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Outline

    • D. 

      Works Cited

  • 21. 
    Information that is in nonprint media; not hard copy.
    • A. 

      Electronic Source

    • B. 

      Note Card

    • C. 

      In-text Citation

    • D. 

      Criticism

  • 22. 
    Giving credit to an outside source for information used in a paper.
    • A. 

      Anthology

    • B. 

      Summary

    • C. 

      In-text Citation

    • D. 

      Works Cited

  • 23. 
    A typewritten document.
    • A. 

      MLA

    • B. 

      Manuscript

    • C. 

      Thesis

    • D. 

      Outline

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