Research Myths and    Research Essentialsfor SCAD Graduate Theses
Six Research Myths     Exploded                     CC image by Flickr                          user siameye
Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #1: I must bethe only person whohas no idea where tobegin or what to evenlook for
Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #1: I must bethe only person whohas no idea where tobegin or what to evenlook forTruth: Ev...
Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #2: I need to getall of my researchdone before I beginwriting
Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #2: I need to getall of my researchdone before I beginwritingTruth: Research takesplace th...
Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #3: Once I beginresearching I’m ‘stuck’with that topic
Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #3: Once I beginresearching I’m ‘stuck’with that topicTruth: It is normal andokay to make ...
Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #4: Somewhere Iwill find the perfectsource that will addressall of my researchquestions
Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #4: Somewhere Iwill find the perfectsource that will addressall of my researchquestionsTru...
Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #5: I alreadyknow what theconclusion is, now Ijust need a source thatwill support it
Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #5: I alreadyknow what theconclusion is, now Ijust need a source thatwill support itTruth:...
Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #6: There isnothing you can’t findas long as you lookhard enough
Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #6: There isnothing you can’t findas long as you lookhard enoughTruth: Not everythinghas b...
Six Essentials forEasing Research      Stress                     CC image by Flickr                          user Lori_NY
Essentials for Easing Research Stress                                       Reference Librarians                          ...
Essentials for Easing Research Stress                                        Start Early and Plan                         ...
Essentials for Easing Research Stress                                 Use a Variety of                                 Mat...
Essentials for Easing Research Stress                                      Expand Beyond SCAD                             ...
Essentials for Easing Research Stress                                Stay Focused and                                Organ...
Essentials for Easing Research Stress                                It’s up to you to be                                 ...
Questions?          Ask A Librarian!   ref@scad.edu / library.scad.edu       Links, tools, and more tips:http://scad.libgu...
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SCAD Libraries explode six common myths about advanced research, and provide six helpful services and tools for thesis success.

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  1. 1. Research Myths and Research Essentialsfor SCAD Graduate Theses
  2. 2. Six Research Myths Exploded CC image by Flickr user siameye
  3. 3. Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #1: I must bethe only person whohas no idea where tobegin or what to evenlook for
  4. 4. Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #1: I must bethe only person whohas no idea where tobegin or what to evenlook forTruth: Everyonebegins research withuncertainty CC image by Flickr user gynti_46
  5. 5. Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #2: I need to getall of my researchdone before I beginwriting
  6. 6. Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #2: I need to getall of my researchdone before I beginwritingTruth: Research takesplace throughout theproject – not just atthe beginning CC image by Flickr user ksbuehler
  7. 7. Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #3: Once I beginresearching I’m ‘stuck’with that topic
  8. 8. Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #3: Once I beginresearching I’m ‘stuck’with that topicTruth: It is normal andokay to make topicadjustments as you goalong CC image by Flickr user jurvetson
  9. 9. Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #4: Somewhere Iwill find the perfectsource that will addressall of my researchquestions
  10. 10. Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #4: Somewhere Iwill find the perfectsource that will addressall of my researchquestionsTruth: Your thesis is asynthesis of manydifferent ideas andsources. It’s up to youcombine them in thefinal product. CC image by Flickr user luc.viatour
  11. 11. Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #5: I alreadyknow what theconclusion is, now Ijust need a source thatwill support it
  12. 12. Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #5: I alreadyknow what theconclusion is, now Ijust need a source thatwill support itTruth: Research =learning, exploring aswell as verifying CC image by Flickr user semuthutan
  13. 13. Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #6: There isnothing you can’t findas long as you lookhard enough
  14. 14. Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #6: There isnothing you can’t findas long as you lookhard enoughTruth: Not everythinghas been documented(or is accessible) CC image by Flickr user Stiwwe
  15. 15. Six Essentials forEasing Research Stress CC image by Flickr user Lori_NY
  16. 16. Essentials for Easing Research Stress Reference Librarians “Ask A Librarian” for quick help Research consultations by appointment Refresh your skills with online workshops and research guidesCC image by Flickr user cvitko_belas
  17. 17. Essentials for Easing Research Stress Start Early and Plan Ahead When it comes to research, better to take many small sips rather than a huge gulp!CC image by Flickr user Taras Kalapun
  18. 18. Essentials for Easing Research Stress Use a Variety of Materials Your core sources should be scholarly… …but don’t limit yourself to only scholarly researchCC image by Flickr user Lisa_L
  19. 19. Essentials for Easing Research Stress Expand Beyond SCAD Libraries Worldcat Google Books Google Scholar InterLibrary LoanCC image by Flickr user flatcap2009
  20. 20. Essentials for Easing Research Stress Stay Focused and Organized Useful apps and tools: Zotero and Mendeley Freedom and AntiSocial Assignment CalculatorsCC image by Flickr user namaa
  21. 21. Essentials for Easing Research Stress It’s up to you to be Flexible Creative PersistentCC image by Flickr user Tjng~
  22. 22. Questions? Ask A Librarian! ref@scad.edu / library.scad.edu Links, tools, and more tips:http://scad.libguides.com/gradstudents

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