For your research paper you must include a focused thesis statement. The resources below will guide you through the process of converting a research topic into a research problem.
- The Craft of Research (consult Chapter 3, 'From Topics to Questions')
Q180.55.M4 B66 2016 [earlier editions available; also online]
- Fit to print: the Canadian student's guide to essay writing [earlier editions available]
- Making sense : a student's guide to research and writing : social sciences
H62 .N687 2015
- Research and report writing in the behavioral sciences; psychiatry, psychology, sociology, educational psychology, cultural anthropology, managerial psychology
- Writing in anthropology : a brief guide; print only; GN307.7 .B76 2017
- Writing in anthropology : the summary and the critique paper : a handbook for beginners and undergraduates; print only; GN43 .W75 2011
- Sociology Departmental Citation Page (Carleton University)
- Help guide on APA citation style (see Related Help on right side of this page)
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, to plagiarize is "to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own [or] use (another's production) without crediting the source".
- 5 tips to avoid plagiarism:
- TAKE NOTES: writing down page numbers and references throughout your research is a good way to save time when you need to quote and cite sources.
- NEVER copy and paste material unless you cite it properly.
- At the end of each paper/report you must CITE ALL SOURCES you have used.
- LEARN AND USE citation style guides and citation management tools.
- When in doubt, ASK FOR HELP!