Messenger There is an enormous amount of academic research in the world. And the number is growing all the time. The volume of research articles doubles every nine years. This is one of the main reasons that researchers write literature reviews.
Starting points for research When choosing a research topic, ask "What do I want to know?
Clarify your topic by restating it as a research question. Review related literature to help you focus on how to analyze your topic. As you search and learn about your topic, create a list of synonyms. To find synonyms or descriptors you can: Use background material, introductory chapters in books, articles, etc.
Repeat this part of the research process until you satisfactorily hone in on your topic. Look at your problem from your discipline, but also see how other disciplines approach the same problem. For example, research on incarceration, would be covered in criminal justice and legal journals, but also in sociological, psychological and medical journals.
Look for new ideas, as well as for material with which you may disagree. Your audience or required format will determine type and number of sources. Identify the primary "actors" or stakeholders to help you determine likely sources of information: Use terms and concepts for your topic to build a search strategy.
Review and refine results: Another way to refine a broad term is to add a keyword. Are there synonyms you could also use? Combine terms with OR. Substantiate your information by finding multiple sources. Find new information, discover new terms, and rethink your strategy.
Follow references in a publication. If you find a chapter in a textbook on your topic, often there will be valuable references that you can mine to find additional references.
This snowball method of research is one way to find relevant sources. See Bibliographic Trace tab for more information.
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Keywords Keywords can be a word or phrase drawn from your sentence topic. You can expand your keywords by thinking of synonyms.
This is called a truncation symbol and is used in most databases. In addition, if a term is used as a phrase and you want to capture each word of the phrase in a specific order, put the phrase in quotes: Generally, when you do a keyword search in a library catalog or article database, the title, subject and abstract fields are searched.Aug 27, · This paper reviews the literature on the educational benefits of travel, beginning with the literature on study abroad.
Learning outcomes have been found from the travel portion of the study experience, and some research has found that out-of-class experiences were the most impactful portion of . Journal of American Studies seeks to critique and interrogate the notion of "America", pursuing this through international perspectives on the history, literature, politics and culture of the United States.
Literature Reviews A good literature review shows the reader (your instructor) that you have done the background reading around your topic and that you've understood the important issues around your topic.
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