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Welcome to the Capitalism, Information Technology, and the Public Good research guide. I have created this website specifically for your course. If you have any questions that are not answered within this website, please get in touch with me. You can find my contact information in the box on the right side of this webpage.  I'll be happy to continue adding information if you have further questions along the way.

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Assignment

This website has been created to help you with your group seminar presentations:

"Each student will participate in four group seminar presentations. These presentations will involve substantial research into a topic (chosen by the group) related to the reading and relevant to the section of the course in which it occurs. Presenters will then lead discussion for the remainder of the first hour of class. The presentations will be peer-graded: after each presentation the rest of the class will fill out an assessment form, which will be handed in and will play a large part in determining the presentation grade. Presenting groups must turn in a bibliography of sources used in preparing the presentation."

 

The Information Timeline

With topics on information technology, you should especially think about the information timeline when approaching your work. The timeline moves from quickest to publish to slowest. Here is a list to help you think through it:

  1. Internet
  2. TV/Radio
  3. Newspapers
  4. Magazines
  5. Scholarly articles
  6. Books
  7. Scholarly books
  8. Reference books

The closer to the top, the faster the information is available. However, the information towards the top tends to be less thorough, provide less depth, and is less scholarly. You will want scholarly sources to support your research, so you should think about how to approach your topics in ways that will allow you to find scholarly articles or books related to your work.

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