• Analysis:

Analysis involves collecting data and organizing it in some fashion based on criteria you develop. They are useful when you want to find some trend or pattern.( https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/559/01/ )

  • Citation:

A quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work. (Oxford Dictionary)

  • Close Reading:

Close reading, a path to critical thinking, is also called efferent reading. There are several elements to close reading, including:

-Learn about the author                                                   -Annotate the text

-Skim the text                                                                     -Outline the text

-Explore your preliminary beliefs on the subject       -Free-write and summarize the text

(Rose, PowerPoint 1/31/2018)

  • Critical Thinking:

Is the act of objectively weighing information and evidence surrounding an issue in order to form an independent opinion or conclusion. Critical thinkers consider the context and reasons behind the information and are skilled at drawing connections between ideas. (Rose, PowerPoint 1/31/2018)

  • Curate:

Select, organize, and look after items in a exhibition or collection. (English Oxford Living Dictionary)


  • Finding Aid:

Finding aids are tools that help a user find information in a specific record group, collection, or series of archival materials.( National Archives)

  • Identifier:

Provides a means to link various digital objects to one archival description. (National Archives Catalog )


  • Lexicon:

From the Greek lexikon, meaning a book of language: lexis- (words) and legein (to speak). We use it to mean words relevant to a field or topic.(Rose, PowerPoint 2/2/2018)


  • Material Culture:

Material culture refers to the physical objects, resources, and spaces that people use to define their culture.(“Material and Non Material.” Cliffnotes.com. web. 2/11/2018)

  • Metadata:

Metadata is data that describes other data. Meta is a prefix that in most information technology usages means “an underlying definition or description.” ( TechTarget.com)

  • Prownian Analysis:

Prownian Analysis is a means of identifying, and examining objects through detailed physical description, guessing at uses of the object, and treating the object as a fiction as a way of relating the object to more broad concepts. (“Prownian Analysis.” Materiality And Writing, 2018. web. 2/11/2018)

  • Tagging:

Assigning a keyword or phrase that describes the theme of a group of articles, photos, videos, or other types of media files as a way to organize them and access them easily later. (Lifewire.com)

  • Thick Description:

According to Clifford Geertz  thick description gives meanings to words, actions and things so people outside of the culture  can understand them.( “The Thick and Thin of It.” Cognitive Edge, 26 May 2011, Keith Ray)

  • Thesis:

A statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved. (Oxford Living Dictionary)