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EED 7040 Qualitative Methods in Engineering Education: Writing & Citing (APA)


Putting It All Together: Synthesis

Organizing the information you have gathered into a cohesive paper or literature review is not easy. There are lots of ways to go through the process of synthesis, but you have to find a way that works for you. Synthesis demands that you organize your information by ideas, rather just summarazing source after source. Below is one example of ways you can organize the information you have found in a way that helps you identify the conversations people are having in the published literature and how you can join that conversation and say something new.

APA CItation

Citation Organizers

Learn more about how citation organizers like EndNote or Zotero can help you save, cite and organize your research by viewing the guide below.

Automatic Citation

EBSCO toolbar with "Cite" buttonSome databases will automatically generate a citation for you. In EBSCO you can choose the "cite" button once you have clicked on the title of an article you like.  Just look to the right hand column where the tools are.

Writing Tips

Websites: I’m including sources I think *might* be helpful. This isn’t a totally exhaustive list, so if you find something you like and want additional similar sources, let me know and I will do some digging.

Colorado State University/Writing Studio:
Ethnography, Observational Research, and Narrative Inquiry Guide

Case Studies

Other websites:
Action Research

How to Write an Ethnography,%20Final.pdf

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