FINDING RESEARCH INTEREST AND NAVIGATING RELIABLE RESOURCES ( Navigating…
FINDING RESEARCH INTEREST AND NAVIGATING RELIABLE RESOURCES
Finding Research Interest
Know What Your Interests Are
Problems that you are interested in solving
What skills are you planning to develop
Which classes that make curious
What topics or areas are you interested in outside of your major
Subjects that pique your interest
How Are You Going to Deal With the Research
Individual or Group
Inside your field or outside of your field
Qualitative or Quantitative
Navigating Reliable References
Use primary and secondary sources to locate the literature
Organize the literature by making a literature map
Use studies that have been referenced in previous studies (valid and reliable)
Write a literature review
Identify your research topic
What Is a Research Problem and Why Is it Important
What controversies led to this study?
What is the concern being addressed behind the study?
What is the issue that is going to be addressed?
Is the research problem explicitly stated in the research?
Can and Should the Problem be Researched?
Can you find time, locate resources, and optimize your skills?
Should the problem be researched?
Study the problem if you can examine different participants than the previous studies that are similar
Study the problem if your research can examine it more thoroughly
Study the problem if you can give voice to those who are silenced, unheard of, or rejected
Study the problem if your research can inform practice
Study the problem if there is a gap in the literature
Can you gain access to people the sites?