Use this BEAM Reference Chart to help you quickly determine how you might find or use a source.
|Kind of Source:||Background||Exhibits (or Evidence)||Argument||Methods|
|Definition:||Undisputed information||Object of analysis||Context of analysis||Underlying assumptions|
|Where to Find||Biographies, almanacs, encyclopedias, data repositories, or other reference sources||Any variety of scholarly or popular sources. Or the result of data collection or other novel production of information||Scholarly journals or books||Scholarly journals or books|
Research Question: How are we to regard Jane’s marriage to Rochester?
|Encyclopedia article on Evangelism
Biography of the Brontës
|The text of Jane Eyre
Contemporary cultural documents and reviews
|Scholarly books or articles that have addressed this issue||Specific references to critical theories or methods -‐ feminism, post-‐colonialism, etc.|
Research Question: How does gender socialization impact college-‐age drinking behaviors and attitudes?
|Current statistics on college-‐level drinking
Current relevant cultural artifacts (ads, movies, etc.)
|Field observations of gender differences in drinking at a party
Audiotapes of focus group interviews (researchers must design the questions and code the transcripts)
|Scholarly articles and papers that address gender socialization as potentially related college-age drinking||Citations to competing sociological theorists or theories about gender socialization
Citations of particular research methodologies
Research Question: Is consumer choice influenced by ads when favorable info is delayed?
|Current beliefs and intuitions about the presentation of information and how consumers make decision||Electronic data collected from online tasks||Scholarly articles that debate the relative impact of information according to timing||References to data analysis methods
Citation of web design methods for online tasks
Research Question: What strategies are useful for control and screening for a diabetic complication that causes blindness in Eastern Mediterranean regions?
|Standards for screening for a diabetic complication that causes blindness
Current statistics regarding diabetes and blindness in Eastern Mediterranean countries
|Projections of future diabetic complications in the region
Potential strategies to be utilized by public health organizations in regard to the problem
|Benefits and costs of a screening program||Implicit public health mission to reduce or prevent blindness in diabetes patients|