What I don’t know, know, and how can I fill in the gaps?

What I know, don’t know, and how I can fill in the gaps about the school/issue

What I Know

  • The school is now a cultural center
  • It is located in Farmville
  • One of the first black school in Pitt County
  • There is a timeline on our blog with specific dates and a lot of information
  • We are going in detail about sports and faculty of the school

What I don’t know

  • How I will find time to travel to Farmville
  • The specific dates and events off the top of my head
  • Who some of the faculty were originally
  • How the sports teams were ran, by who, how well or poor they did

What I’m Going to do

  • Visit the school
  • Interview teachers (then and now)
  • Interview sports members/coaches
  • Try to find old year books for the purpose of both sports and faculty.
  • Talk to the girl that was in charge of this project last year to see what information she has
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MP #1 Research Proposal

H.B. Suggs has not always been an integrated school.  We plan on researching more (in detail) about the school and it’s background.  We chose this school because we were both familiar in the area that the school is located in.  It is located in Farmville, NC.  Our project will include further research on what has already been started from last semester.  We will continue the timeline on this school with research about the sports teams’ integration and segregation issues as well as the faculty (consisting of lay offs, and firings at this school.)  Our research question is “Were the people who attended the school (who were of different color) get treated differently, and if yes, how so?” We haven’t really explored the research we proposed considering we just thought of what to do today.  We will get back to this proposal as soon as we can with brief research.  We plan to interview people who attended the “black” school, and the school is now also a cultural center so we are going to make a trip to see what that is all about.  Some challenges we plan to face are not being able to pertain enough research to continue the timeline project, as well as, having trouble traveling to the school and cultural center considering it is in a different town.  Also, our schedules are booked so we have to work around what we orginally do to plan time to work on the project.
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AB: Microagressions

Step 1: Cite

Derald Wing Sue and David Rivera. (n.d.). Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life. In Psychology Today. Retrieved February 17, 2011, from http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/microaggressions-in-everyday-life/201010/racial-microaggressions-in-everyday-life

Step 2: Summarize

The author argues that we make everyday statements that we think are harmless but in reality these comments are seen harmful to the culture they are being directed towards.

Step 3: Evaluate

Evaluate your source by considering the relevance, author, purpose, publication information, evidence, author bias, etc.  Using information from the source and/or internet research, form an educated opinion about and write statements that addresses:


  • Is this source useful?

Yes, this article is useful in explaining microagressions in everyday life.

  • Will the information in this source help to accomplish your purpose as a research?  If so, how? If not, why not?

I feel that understanding the term microagression will help me in my research and help me be more conscious of how I interview people in my subculture. However, I actually do not like this source I find it bias and it would not help me in my research.

Intended Audience (of work, not the Annotated Bibliography)

  • Determine the intended audience.

People who can relate to microagressions and strongly disagree with them.

  • Is it intended for the general public, for scholars, policy makers, teachers, professionals, practitioners, etc.?

I feel this was written for the general public to see and understand.

  • Is this reflected in the author’s style of writing or presentation?

Yes, the author writes in a way in which the average person could understand.


  • Who is the author?  Are they qualified to write on the topic?

Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D., and David Rivera, M.S. They have degrees in Psychology so I think they are qualified to write on this subject.

  • What is their affiliation?  Institution? Agency? Organization? Political Party?

They both have degrees in Psychology.

  • What are the author’s biases and how they that affect the information, ideas? arguments?

They are against microagressions and you can defiantly tell.

  • Author Bias
  • Determine if the author has a bias or makes assumptions upon which the rationale of the article or research rests.

I feel that there is bias in this article.

  • What are the biases?

They take everything out of context such as the flight attendant asking the women to move their seats. She was not singling them out she was just simply doing her job and trying to make everyone’s trip comfortable. If those passengers were the last on the plane and they weren’t able to sit together they would have complained if the attendant would have ignored the problem.


  • Who is the publisher?  What kind of material do they publish?  Are they reputable?
  • What is the publisher’s mission statement?  What biases might exist? 


  • Is enough evidence offered?


  • What type of evidence is used?  Personal? Anecdotal? Quantitative? Qualitative?

I feel like it is personal and bias.

  • Is the evidence used ethically?  Is it fair?  Is it clear?

No, there are two sides to this story I could come back with a clear fair argument.

  • Is it convincing?  Is it reasonably interpreted? Are alternate viewpoints addressed?

I’m not convinced at all, and no other viewpoints are adressed.

  • Do you know the origins of the evidence?  Is it carefully cited?

Relate to Subject and Other Works (for individual research projects)

  • Explain how this work illuminates the bibliography topic. How is it useful?

It helps me to understand that some things I say are offensive even if I do not mean for them to be even thought something are over analyzed in this article.

  • Compare or contrast this work with another (or others) cited.
  • Is the work, or its date or view, out-of-date, yet a valid historical reference?

No it is not out of date.

  • Describe “your” reaction to the item.

I hated it to be honest. I disagree with most examples given in the article.

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Research Proposal

I decided to research the East Carolina Native American Organization (ECNAO). I want to find out more about the steps the present day natives are taking to preserve and inform students and the community of their rich history. I am also interested in the actual members of the organization because they are not all from native descent. I plan on attending meetings and their spring powwow where there will be a cultural show and lots of amazing food! I look forward to learning more about this organization.

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Library 101 Outcomes

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Groundwork Activity

1. Littleton, Halifax, Roanoke Rapids, Darlington, Lake Gaston, Enfield

2. Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids & Darlington

3. Activities enjoyed in these small towns:

Lake Gaston: Boating, Swimming, Tanning, Fishing, Various Water Sports.

Darlington: Hunting, Fishing, Riding Four Wheelers.

Roanoke Rapids: Dining, Shopping, and Working.

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I will

  • Respect for Persons: Keeping an open mind that all should be treated equal and fairly with clear communications and understanding what they are participating in.

I will

  1. Practice informed consent.
  2. Tell everyone what my study is and why I am doing it.
  3. Practice uniform and courteous affairs which are appropriate to the specific culture.
  4. Consider how my bias impacts my behavior when doing field work.
  5.  Ask appropriate questions and be prepared for all interviews.
  6. Understand that much like me all people are bias and you may only get a one-sided story.
  • Beneficence: Positively and truthfully representing your field through clear communication and feedback. 

I will

  1. Give positive publicity to you organization.
  2. Not take any statement out of context when interviewing members of my organization.
  3. Ask permission before using photos or any forms of identity.
  4. Provide feedback and drafts to your organization.
  5. Share any financial benefits with the organization that I had studied.


  • Justice:  Respecting the entirety of a subculture.

I will

  1. Keep an open mindset toward my informant.
  2. Listen and engage in conversation when appropriate.
  3. I will understand the back ground of the subculture and do all research necessary.
  4. Select my informants fairly.
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