Your Research Questions and Comments

Feel free to make comments related to any of the posts that you see on the blog, but don’t feel that you need to wait for us to post on a particular topic before you make your comments or ask questions! No matter what is on your mind (as long as it’s related to research) submit your questions here to any post by clicking on the “Comments” link.

Also, students now have the option of becoming authors for the blog. Check out the Blog Handout under the Authors menu for more details.

T.R. (revised P.B. 3/23/07)


7 Responses to “Your Research Questions and Comments”

  1. 1 Ami Clay January 29, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I have a question regarding APA references and the formats.

    When you are quoting a reference that was found in one of the Regis databases, do you need to reference the entire string of the URL, or does the database name suffice?

    Second question is in regards to quoting the reference within your paper.

    If you found a quote within your reference source that referes to another reference, do you quote the main reference source or the secondary one?

    Thank you for the help!

  2. 2 Shanna Cook January 29, 2007 at 5:11 am

    How do you reference a operational manual? My research paper is on Assistive Technology and I have access to devices I hae found their manuals have very good information.

    Thanks for youe help.

  3. 3 ed205regis January 29, 2007 at 4:41 pm

    Shanna and Ami,

    I responded in the “APA Citation Style” post above.


  4. 4 Sandi York January 30, 2007 at 2:33 am

    I have found the necessary sources for my research project, but I’m having a little bit of a feeling that to fully understand what they’re saying, you need to have a PhD. Am I the only one with this feeling?

  5. 5 Ken Beckey January 30, 2007 at 4:11 am

    My first question is am I looking at the dates and times my classmates posted through blury eyes? For a second I was impressed at the late hour of study or maybe just thought everyone was a little crazy. Then I noticed the time stated for Sandi’s post above is in the future. Is this something to do with blogs or is the systems clock off?

    On a possitive note, thank you Ami for the question on how to reference a reference with in a reference! This was confusing me too but Tom helped clear this up and I definately agree that it is something to be careful with.


  6. 6 Paul Betty January 30, 2007 at 6:59 pm


    The date for each post and comment is reflective of the time where the server is located (where exactly that is you’ll need to ask based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) has been adjusted to reflect MST. Don’t be alarmed if the time doesn’t correspond with you’re time zone.

    Paul Betty

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