06/08 - Identifying a Research Problem, Locating & Critiquing Information

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1. Searches

1.1. Boolean searches

1.1.1. Operators

1.1.1.1. And

1.1.1.2. Or

1.1.1.3. Not

1.2. Truncation

1.2.1. eg. Relation*

1.2.1.1. Will give Relations, relationships etc

1.3. Proximity Operators

1.3.1. Near

1.3.2. Within

1.3.3. Varies from database to database

1.4. Wildcard

1.4.1. eg. organi?ation

1.4.1.1. Organisation

1.4.1.2. Organization

2. PAGES

2.1. Planned approach to research

2.2. Analyse topic/ instruction words

2.2.1. Use Effectives search strategies

2.2.2. Use key terms

2.3. Gather information/ evidence

2.3.1. Catalogue

2.3.2. Databases

2.3.3. Google Scholar

2.3.4. Libguides

2.3.5. Databases

2.3.5.1. Scholarly journal articles

2.4. Evaluate information

2.5. Synthesise and present information

3. La Trobe Library

3.1. 1. Go to A-Z databases

3.2. 2. Select the subject area

3.3. 3. Select databases

3.3.1. A+ Education

3.3.2. Proquest Central

3.4. If you cannot access the article

3.4.1. Use the document delivery section

4. 7 Steps to The Project

4.1. 1. Select a Topic

4.2. 2. Focus (to a research question)

4.3. 3. Design the Study

4.4. 4. Data Collection

4.5. 5. Present and Analyse Data

4.6. 6. Interpretation of results/findings

4.7. 7. Share with Others

5. Quantitative and Qualitative

5.1. Quantitative

5.1.1. Measures facts

5.1.1.1. eg. Age women have their first child

5.1.2. Focus on variables

5.1.2.1. Socio-economic status

5.1.2.2. Marital status

5.1.3. Reliability and validity

5.1.3.1. Can be repeated

5.1.4. Objective

5.1.5. Large samples

5.1.6. Statistical Analysis

5.1.7. Researcher detached

5.2. Qualitative

5.2.1. Construct reality

5.2.1.1. Social/cultural meaning

5.2.2. Focus on interactive events or processes

5.2.2.1. Nature of persons relationship status

5.2.2.2. Views of family related factors

5.2.3. Authenticity

5.2.3.1. Can not be repeated

5.2.3.2. Is usually social

5.2.4. Values present

5.2.4.1. Made Explicit

5.2.5. Small Samples

5.2.6. Thematic Analysis

5.2.7. Researcher involved