Final Project- Research techniques
you can search for the term “Inflation”
this will produce 100,000+ articles
to limit the search, try adding a second qualifier term to “inflation” such as:
supply chains (global value chains)
taxes or tax cuts
or “inflation” and anything by Jonathan Kirshner
Download the articles as PDF
Cut/copy/paste the abstract into a word document
In 3-5 sentences interpret the abstract
it is ok if you donâ€™t understand the article, but try to understand the article.
Define any terms you are unfamiliar with, do a short encyclopedic search of persons/places/theories you are unfamiliar with.
No sourcing necessary
Upload all 10 articles to Canvas.
Include all your abstracts and interpretive summaries in one document.
Canvas should have 11 files uploaded for this assignment
If you mess up and want to â€œresubmitâ€, then upload all 11 files one more time.
Inflation in the economic sense usually considered as the general increase in prices, the over-availability of money, and/or the relative price of borrowing
If you want to use videos or news articles this is ok. For a news article read the entire article. For a video, watch the video. (for videos longer than 15 minutes just watch the first 10-15 minutes to find the thesis of the video)
if you do a plain search for “inflation” TRY TO AVOID USING THE FIRST 10 ARTICLES. Play around with the dates, click on different pages, or use the qualifier terms mentioned above
You are not expected to read the articles. If you get stuck on interpreting the abstract, read the first paragraph and the conclusion of the article
Assignment is graded based on the quality of the articles (how well they relate to inflation and policy), structure/organization, and the quality of your interpretation of the abstract