The research process is a repeating cycle, both for individuals and for communities. It's very much like the scientific method.
Origin ► Planning & Design ► Data Gathering ► Data Analysis ► Results ► Reporting ►► Origin
Keep in mind as you move through the research process that it's not rigid. Things don't always go smoothly or as expected, and that's fine; sometimes researchers need to go back to previous stages and revise things or search for more data or sources.
Simply a review of the body of published work which record ongoing conversations over time.
Purposes: confirmation of need, establishment of focus, identification of specific subject and context, identification of theoretical base, and identification of methodological base.
Examining the literature almost always leads to some reassessment of the research question.
This is a three step process, which begins with articulating your topic in a few sentences, then breaking it down to main concepts, from which you’ll devise related terms.
Describe your topic in a few sentences
|Main concept 1||Main concept 2||Main concept 3|
|Synonyms / related terms for main concept 1||Synonyms / related terms for main concept 2||Synonyms / related terms for main concept 3|
You now have keywords to start searching with, which can be combined in different ways to pull up results relevant to your research. You might discover additional terms during your searching.
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