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Research Skills KCBS (for Dais SG writing)

2013.05.09
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Vivian Lai

on 2 March 2015

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Transcript of Research Skills KCBS (for Dais SG writing)

Dig Deeper
Research skills from a MUNer

By Vivian Lai

Step 1. Google-storm
Step 3. Research Folder
Step 2. Dig In
Final Reminder
Handy Sources
Step 4. Research Never Stops
Any Questions??
General Understanding out of nothing
Skimming
Introduction
Abstract
Table of Content
Topic Sentence/Paragraph
Highlighting
Note-taking (side-notes)
Adding on to Google storm
News articles (from different sides)
Timeline (BBC)
Analysis (blogs, news, books)

Ask yourself or look up
What does this mean?
How does this affect the situation?
What is my part?
Keep track of everything you've collected
Be organized in your own logic
Nothing is unbaised
Data --> Information --> Knowledge
Structure
Timeline
Chart
List
Committee website
UN resolutions and voting records
BBC.com
Local Newspapers/News Agencies
Editorials and Comments
Official Research reports
Thank you. Good Luck!!! :D
Your New Best Friend
Jot down ideas
Structure
Facts
Analysis
Ideas & Actions
Hyperlinks
Statement of Problem
What is your FOCUS?
What is the most important issue for you?
Raise your own problem as you go
History of Problem
relative facts only
Chronological / by topic
Read behind the facts
Past Actions
United Nations
Relevant orgs
Your country/community
NGOs

International
Past resolutions (best print down)
Secretary General Reports
Programs, missions, action plans, etc
With an eye to
Not do the same things
Revise and add to existing programs
Observe country and international body positions
Key Actors
& Bloc Positions
UN officials
State governments
NGOs
Interest groups and corporations

Support/Against
Concerns and Rationale
QARMA
Questions A Resolution Must Answer
Your GOAL
Your Damage Control

Idea Sources
Analysis, editorials
Organizations, programs
Reports (gov, NGO)
Papers (think tanks, institutes)
COMMITTEE
Purpose
Power
Membership
Structure
..., etc
Referrable in Conference
Organized in your own way
OR
The Library Type?
Do your bookstorm!!
Organize as you go!!!
Quotes, statements, articles
Programs and Policies
Research & Statistics
UN voting records, circulating letters
AND OR NOT search
Grasp key word, doesn't have to be a sentence
Too much noise --> be specific
Too little result --> be general
Watch out for source and date
NTUMUN Director of Academics 2012-2013
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