Jun 27, 2015

What is web research?

What is web research?

Web Research means, collect the required information / proper information from lots of web site search and collect data properly through web. That means, Google has been indexed all the information about which means company to individual person information also indexed in google. So that need to be find what ever they need.

Simply we can say it "Data collecting" is the other word for web research.

for example: If you are searching a list of job portals in UK. Web research company will provide the full details of the job portals.

Need to know for Better Web Research

Think Before You Search

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else.”
So, rewrite every assignment in your own words before you begin your research. This will force you to understand it. And make it much more likely that you’ll be able to identify what is helpful when you see it.

When you find a good search result, look at the most important words in it and add them to your keyword list.  Try a series of keyword combinations.

Also, keep track of the sources you review. Web-based bookmarking tools. Keeping track of sources will help you avoid repeatedly visiting the same bad sources and will also help properly cite every source you use.

Are You Looking at Primary Sources? Why Not?

The best research sources you can find online will be primary sources, such as newspaper and magazine accounts, letters, diaries, films, photographs and other documents written or recorded at the time of the event. A researcher would think of them as "eyewitness accounts." With primary sources, you won’t have to worry about information getting distorted from one interpretation to another.

When Using Search Engines, Always Use More Than One

Use several search engines on every search. Although major commercial search engines often return similar results, they work differently enough that you should use several search engines for every research project to help you uncover different resources.
You should also start with the search engine that makes the most sense for your search; this isn't always Google or Bing. If you find yourself “addicted” to a single search engine that you use exclusively, you are not learning what you need to become an expert Web researcher. Even within Google itself, you should know how and when to use Google News, Books, Scholar, Timeline and other resources.

Use Special Search Functions to Make the Search Engines Work for You

If your assignment is to explain how bald eagles were saved from extinction and you search “eagles,” you’ll find a lot of information about a football team from Philadelphia, an aging rock band from California and other types of eagles. You’ll also find articles about bald eagles that have nothing to do with extinction.
So, if you just type a single word or a question into a search box, you are not using the full power of the search engine to find information.

When Looking at Search Results, Dig Deep!

The best search results are often not at the top—or even on the first page. Some Web sites are very good at making their content rank high in search engines for reasons that have nothing to do with the quality of their content.Thus, results near the top of a search results page may not be useful, while the great sites that make your paper standout may be buried several pages deep. Often, there is just one article on the Web that furnishes critical information; find it, and it makes it much easier both to write your paper, and get a top grade

So look beyond the first few results and even the first page. Dig deep!

Don’t Believe Everything You Read!

Searching for information on the Internet is like detective work. You have to be skeptical. You want to find the best information you can.

Anyone can publish anything on the Internet, cheaply and quickly. Many search results you get will be either not credible or not entirely relevant.

No one thing will tell you if a Web site can be trusted. You must examine every aspect of a site to see if the information is credible, authoritative, objective, accurate and up-to-date.

A good researcher always verifies critical information by confirming it with multiple sources. If you find a few unrelated, credible Web sites in agreement on an issue, your research may be done. This is not the case if you read something just once.

A good Researcher knows that information is only as good as its source. A good Web researcher never decides to use information without considering who gave it to him. You would never trust a book without knowing its author and publisher; why would you trust a Web site without the same information?

When you find an article on a Web site, visit the home page and the About Us page to determine what the site is really about. If the site doesn't list the name of the publisher and its management team—and this is often the case—then leave and and visit another site.

Also look for information about the publisher or author by searching their names in a search engine. Any credible publisher or author should be mentioned on other reputable Web sites.

Hope this will you to understand about Web Research. If you want to know about more for Internet Research you may also visit this link.


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