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Research Terms

Definitions of research terms
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created September 23, 2016
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TermDefinition
claimto assert or maintain as a fact
reasoningprocess of forming conclusions, judgements, or inferences from facts
evidencefacts or information that indicate whether a belief or proposition is true
credible sourcesources that the reader can trust
quotationa group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker
active voiceExpresses an action done by its subject
passive voiceThe subject of the sentence receives the action
conditional moodconditional state that will cause something else to happen, uses words like "might", "could", and "would"
subjunctive mooda mood that represents an act or state different to reality; wishful thinking--if I were you, if he were honest
ethoscredibility or trust; using a person's credibility (trustworthiness) to prove a point
pathosemotions or imagination; using an emotional situation to prove a point
logoslogic or consistency; using logic/facts to prove a point
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