Adding research to the DI
Requirement—Two references from different sources (given in the DI assignment guidelines)
· Use references to support points you make – what you have learned from the interview
If you say that the job is very well paid you could cite some source that gives average salaries in the field
· Be sure the reference really supports the point
If you say the job is well paid and your reference gives low numbers, the reference is not effective
· Be sure the reference is connected to the point
If you are talking about salaries the reference should be about salaries and not some other aspect.
The job is very well paid. In an article it states that today there are many jobs in the field.
· Be sure the reference furthers/ strengthens the point, it contributes to the point being discussed, and has not been put there simply because it is required.
XYZ shop is doing well since it is located downtown. XYZ is situated on First St. The website for XYZ states that the address is 2100 First St.
This is a totally ineffective addition, and has been thrown in only to fulfill the requirement of two references.
· References should be worked into the paragraph. There should be a flow and the reader should not feel the reference has been abruptly thrust into the paragraph.
In this paragraph the reference is tied to the point being made and there is a flow:
1) According to the article, “Royal Clinical Medical Record Analyst / RN – Registered Nurse,” a registered nurse must “be prepared to produce an outline of time spent; organizing a chart for review, gathering documents pertaining to the record as needed, research as indicated.” In other words, a Registered Nurse must have the ability to write routine reports and talk about it in front of members of the health teams. Mrs. C said that she had to everyday write reports about her patients’ illness, how they were feeling, and the types of medicine they took. After that she had to report it to the juries.
· If the quote needs explanation, be sure to explain it and connect it to the idea in the paragraph.