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  • 1. Research Methods in Economics ECO 4132 Linda Hauck Spring, 2010
  • 2. Objectives
    • Literature Review
      • Select resource discovery tools
      • Thoroughly search them
      • Obtain text of books & articles
    • Find Data & Statistics
      • Statistical & data indices
      • Data consideration: source, format, series
    • Create a Bibliography
      • Refworks
  • 3. Literature Review: Document Types
    • Books  Catalog, Worldcat, GoogleBooks, EZBorrow
    • Scholarly Journal Articles  specific editorial model, peer reviewed, referred
    • Working Papers  Informal publication, grey literature, scholarly drafts
  • 4. The Literature Review
    • Finding books
  • 5. Literature Review
    • Finding article databases: Subject Guides, Databases A-Z, Course & Topic Guides
  • 6. EconLit with Full Text
  • 7. Literature Review: Search Techniques
    • Synonyms, related terms
    • Controlled vocabulary, JEL Classification
    • Truncation or phrase searching
    • Field searching
    • Boolean AND OR
  • 8. Literature Review: EconLit
    • How does employer based health insurance impact unemployment?
    • Does health insurance improve health?
    • What are the key variables that influence changes in wealth or income or economic status between generations?
    • Do remittances relieve poverty or contribute to underdevelopment?
  • 9. Literature Review: Search Techniques
  • 10. Literature Review: Chasing Citations & Getting Full Text
    • Author, A. (year). Title article. Title Periodical. Vol#, pp-pp. Retrieved from electronic source.
    • Findit button
    • E-Journals A-Z/Catalog
    • Interlibrary Loan
    • Dissertations & Theses
    • NBER Working Papers
    • .
  • 11. Citation Management with RefWorks
    • Why use citation management software?
    • Create account
    • Add a reference
    • Export reference from database
    • 5. Create folder
    • 6. Create bibliography
    • 7. Share references
    • 8. Write N Cite
  • 12. Statistics & Data
    • Considerations
    • Form (print, pdf, xls, SAS, zip, SPSS)
    • Harmonized, comparability
    • Scope, frequency, units
    • Method, metadata
    • Finding Techniques
    • Leverage data from literature review
    • Use indices or directories or search engine
    • Keyword/Drill down searching
    • Check method/Metadata
  • 13. Finding Statistics & Data
  • 14. Practice
    • Employment rates/unemployment rates
    • Life Expectancy
    • Health insurance coverage/availability
    • Country Remittances
    • Consumer Confidence
  • 15. Final Tips
    • Allow time for exploration & interlibrary loan or EZBorrow
    • Search systematically, but hope serendipity is on your side.