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E-LEARN: Brainstorming
E-LEARN: Brainstorming
E-LEARN: Brainstorming
E-LEARN: Brainstorming
E-LEARN: Brainstorming
E-LEARN: Brainstorming
E-LEARN: Brainstorming
E-LEARN: Brainstorming
E-LEARN: Brainstorming
E-LEARN: Brainstorming
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E-LEARN: Brainstorming

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Some helpful hints for completing the first step of successful research -- defining the topic -- from the Evans Library.

Some helpful hints for completing the first step of successful research -- defining the topic -- from the Evans Library.

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  • 1. Brainstorming<br />1. a sudden bright idea; 2. a harebrained idea<br />
  • 2. Before you begin your research, write out a few detailed sentences about your topic.<br />Underline the main words in these sentences. <br />From the description that you wrote, create a list of related keywords and phrases.<br />
  • 3. Once you have an initial list, think of other terms that also describe your topic. <br />Write down any ideas you have, even the ones that seem harebrained; sometimes they end up being the most helpful.<br />
  • 4. Come up with synonyms - other words or phrases that have the same meaning - for your terms. Don't forget to list alternative spellings, abbreviations, and acronyms for words on your list. <br />You should also identify words that have broader or narrower meanings than your original terms.<br />
  • 5. For example, consider using broader and narrower terms for “undergraduate.”<br />Brainstorming helps you choose good search terms before you begin.<br />
  • 6. For example, look at some keywords and phrases for this research paper topic:<br />Installing Internet filtering in libraries is censorship.<br />Keywords:<br />Internet<br />libraries<br />censorship<br />filtering/filters<br />software<br />Web<br />Phrases:<br />filtering software<br />freedom of speech<br />Internet filtering<br />freedom of information<br />
  • 7. Now it's your turn. We'll give you a sample topic so you can practice brainstorming for good keywords and phrases. <br />Studies of Internet users have concluded that spending too much time online can adversely affect a person's psychological well-being. Some surveys found long hours on the Internet can lead to depression and loneliness.<br />
  • 8. Write down all the terms you can think of and then click to the next slide for OUR list.<br />Now, list all the main ideas related to the research paper topic above.<br />
  • 9. Here's our complete list:<br />studies<br />study<br />internet<br />users<br />online<br />well-being<br />addiction<br />surveys<br />survey<br />effect<br />effects<br />depression<br />loneliness<br />
  • 10. For any topic you choose, the Thought Process will help you focus your research and select appropriate search terms.<br />Once you have determined the keywords and phrases for your topic, where are you going to search? You need to think about SCOPE.<br />

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