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Course Resources

Following are some resources which may be of use to SSK1202 students.  This list is not exhaustive but provides a starting point for information searches.

Project Resources

The following sites may help you get started on your literature review and clarify your research question(s).

KnowledgeBase

Virtual Private Library at http://www.virtualprivatelibrary.com/

The links on this site by Bobbi Kerlins on qualitative research may help provide answers to your questions regarding the diversity of research done around the world and how it is conducted. See http://kerlins.net/bobbi/research/qualresearch/bibliography/


Subject Directories

Academic Info. (2002).  Retrieved September 10, 2002, from
      http://www.academicinfo.net/

Ceoexpress. (2002).  Retrieved September 10, 2002, from http://www.ceoexpress.com/

Infomine. (2002). Scholarly Internet Resource Collections.  Retrieved September 10,
      2002, from http://infomine.ucr.edu/ .

Lasalle Academy. (2002). Subject Directories. Retrieved September 10, 2002, from
     http://www.lasalle-academy.org/podium/default.aspx?t=2445

Lii.org. (2002) Librarian's Index to the Internet. Retrieved September 10, 2002, from
      http://www.lii.org/.

Refdesk. (2002). Retrieved September 10, 2002, from http://www.refdesk.com/

Searchability. (2002). Guides To Search Engines Specializing in Popular Subjects.
     Retrieved September 10, 2002, from http://www.searchability.com.


Searchable Databases

Find Articles (2002) Retrieved September 10, 2002, from
     http://www.findarticles.com/PI/index.jhtml.

Mohamed VI Library (2005) Al Akhawayn University Ifrane. Retrieved Nov. 22, 2005,
      from http://www.aui.ma/library/eR/databases.htm



Critical Thinking Resources

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills. (2002). Retrieved September
     10, 2002, from http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/critical.htm.

Foundation for Critical Thinking. (2002). Critical Thinking Consortium. Retrieved
      September10, 2002, from http://www.criticalthinking.org/.

Mesher, David. (2002). Mission Critical. Retrieved September 10, 2002, from
      http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/itl/.

Mind Tools. (1998). Retrieved September 10, 2002, from http://www.mindtools.com/.

University of Berkley Library (2002).The Teaching Library. Retrieved September 10,
      2002, from http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/


Reading List

American Association of Public Opinion Research (2005) Best Practices for
     Survey and Public Opinion Research. Retrieved Nov. 21, 2005 from
     http://www.aapor.org/pdfs/best_pra.pdf

Blunsdon, B., Reed, K., McNeil, N., McEachern, S. (2003) Experiential Learning in
     Social Science Theory: An investigation of the relationship between student
     enjoyment and learning. In Higher Education Research & Development, Vol 22,
     No. 1.

Committee on the Conduct of Science. (1989) On being a scientist. Washington:
      National Academy Press.

Foundation for Critical Thinking. ( n.d.) A brief history of the idea of critical thinking.
     Retrieved April 23, 2001 from
     http://www.criticalthinking.org/university/cthistory.html

Gokhale, A. (1995) Collaborative learning enhances critical thinking. Journal of
      Technology Education Volume 7 Number 1 Fall 1995. Retrieved February 23, 2001,
      from http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JTE/jte-v7n1/gokhale.jte-v7n1.html

Goodstein, D. (2000) How science works. Retrieved June 3, 2003, from
      http://www.its.caltech.edu/~dg/HowScien.pdf

Heshusius, L. (1992) Methodological Concerns around Subjectivity: Will we free
      ourselves from objectivity? QUIG Proceedings, University of Georgia 1992 Keynote
      Address. Retrieved Nov. 21, 2005 from
     http://kerlins.net/bobbi/research/qualresearch/bibliography/heshusius.html

Kahl, S. (2003) Measurement Error, Human Error and Decisions based on a Test.
      Issue Paper in Measured Progress, No. 2. Retrieved Nov. 21, 2005, from
      http://www.measuredprogress.org/Resources/Publications/ErrorsAndDecisions.pdf

Kane, R. (1997) Values and Ethics. In Discover, Vol 14, No. 4. Office of Public Affairs,
     University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved Nov. 21, 2005, from
     http://www.utexas.edu/opa/pubs/discovery/disc1997v14n4/disc-values.html

Lundsford, T. R. & Lundsford, B. R. (1996) Research forum. How to critically read a
     journal research article. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. Vol 8, No. 1. Retrieved
     June 3, 2003, from
http://www.oandp.org/jpo/library/1996_01_024.asp

Reece, G. (2002) Critical Thinking and Transferability: A review of the Literature. On the
      American University Library Help page: a Sample Literature Review. Retrieved Nov.
      21, 2005 from
      http://www.library.american.edu/Help/research/lit_review/critical_thinking.pdf