What is Research All About

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What is Research All About

  1. 1. Getting Started: Managing Expectations ; Managing Time Stage 1 Getting Started Stage 2 Research Methodology Stage 3 Writing Up Stage 4 Communication Forming Teams or Groups Primary vs. Secondary Data Analysis Choosing your Media From Topic to Problem Statement Designing your Survey Instrument Reporting the Results Class Presentations Identification of Information Resources Defining your Population and Sample Summary and Recommendations Stakeholders Literature Review Data Collection Citations Output: Skeletal Plan Output: Survey Instrument and Data Output: Research Paper or Report Output: Grade Week 1 – 3? Week 4 – 7? Week 8 – 11? Recess Week 8 Week 12 – 13? Study in Week 14 Exams in Week 15
  2. 2. Information Overload <ul><li>Over 110 online databases </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30, 000 full text journals </li></ul><ul><li>Over 27,000 ebooks </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50,000 printed books </li></ul><ul><li>… And then there’s Google </li></ul><ul><li>… And then there’s Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>… And then there’s the temptation to copy and paste! </li></ul><ul><li>Where Do I start? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Knowledge Triangle Country and Demographic Resources Company Resources Industry Resources Data Trade Publications Scholarly Publications Research Reports Associations News © Ruth Pagell

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