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Research topics

For use in workshops. Background images courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/ under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 license.
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What's your #1 resource for a research project? http://www.jamessprunt.edu/library books DVD documentaries magazines newspapers e-books journals scholarly sources but even before that... streaming video RESEARCH
step #1? your assignment Understand -type
-scope
-expectations RESEARCH step #2: Select a topic ideas similar synonyms concepts issues events antonyms http://bubbl.us/ http://www.mindmeister.com Get inspired Reflect Browse on class readings, discussions, films... http://www.nclive.org/browse/current-issues blogs, subject indexes, or RESEARCH step #3: Do Is there enough information Check: readily available ? library collection online resources* *scholarly sources! Is there enough information Is there enough information readily available Sources like can be found at Identify questions you or your readers might have Now you're ready http://www.jamessprunt.edu/library http://www.jamessprunt.edu/library http://jamessprunt.libguides.com What do you need? RESEARCH step #4: Too narrow? Too broad? Limit by: time
geography
population
specific instance
aspect time
geography
population
specific instance
aspect Can you answer your research question, or thoroughly cover your refined topic? Check: Move on to step #5 http://jamessprunt.libguides.com/research_process Questions? http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/1/3/ http://content.easybib.com/students/writing-guide/i-brainstorm/b/ Brainstorm related background research types of materials avoid yes/no questions remove limiters say something new Credits: Background images by Trey Ratcliff (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/) made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 license. "The Gentle Path to the Beyond" (2009) http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/5751526500/ "The Rainy Forest in Hakone" (2009) http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/4217560061/ Refine your topic
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