MA Research Methods 1: Research Skills for English
Research & Study Methods for English Session 1: Research Skills for English
OutlineThe Module What are the aims of this module? What will you learn? Building good habits Establishing a theoretical framework
Warm up What does it mean to “research” literature?
“The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where one question grew before.” Thorstein Veblen 1857-1929: University of California Chronicle (1908) research The systematic search for answers to certain questions, often using empirical evidence but also using logical arguments and reflection on social understandings. The search may aim at discovering facts, putting forward theories, increasing understanding, and/or changing practice. M.G. "research" A Dictionary of Education. Ed. Susan Wallace. Oxford University Press, 2009. research The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. "research noun" The Oxford Dictionary of English (revised edition). Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson. Oxford University Press, 2005.