Finding Your Comps Topic

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Finding Your Comps Topic by Mind Map: Finding Your Comps Topic

1. Emerging Idea

2. Search and Collect

2.1. Search

2.1.1. EconLit

2.1.2. JSTOR

2.1.3. Citation Index

2.1.4. Google Scholar

2.1.5. Emerging Literature

2.1.5.1. Working Papers

2.1.5.1.1. Ideas (RePEc)

2.1.5.1.2. EconPapers

2.1.5.2. Conference Papers?

2.1.6. ICPSR Bibliography of Data Related Literature

2.2. Keep Aware

2.2.1. Newspapers

2.2.2. Economist

2.2.3. Blogs

2.3. Organize

2.3.1. Save Citations with Citation Software

2.3.1.1. Zotero

2.3.1.2. EndNote

2.3.2. Bookmarks

2.3.2.1. Delicious

2.3.2.2. Cite U Like

2.3.2.3. Google Reader

2.3.3. Save searches

2.3.3.1. User Accounts in Databases

2.3.4. Search Notes

2.3.4.1. Breadcrumbs

2.3.4.1.1. Zotero

2.3.4.1.2. Bookmarks

2.3.4.1.3. Text File for notes

2.3.4.2. Next Steps

2.3.4.2.1. Tags & Notes in Zotero

2.3.4.2.2. Multiple document method

2.4. Get Documents

2.4.1. Full Text Online

2.4.1.1. Download linked document

2.4.1.2. Look up using Journals List

2.4.2. ILL

2.4.2.1. order from within databases

2.4.2.2. order from web site

2.4.3. Print

2.4.3.1. scanning in Libe

3. Read

3.1. Multiple Modes of Reading

3.1.1. Reading abstracts

3.1.2. Skimming

3.1.3. Cherry picking for bibliographic relationships

3.1.4. Cherry picking for data sources

3.1.5. etc.

3.1.6. In-depth reading for comprehension and critique

3.1.7. Read to understand exact contribution to the literature

3.2. Take notes

3.2.1. PDF Readers

3.2.1.1. Mendeley

3.2.1.2. PDF XChange (PC)

3.2.1.3. Skim (Mac)

3.2.1.4. Adobe Professional (Labs)

3.2.1.5. Preview (Mac)

3.2.2. Note authors

3.2.3. Note data sources

4. Refine and Relate

4.1. What research does this paper rest upon?

4.1.1. Bibliography

4.2. What other research rests on or progresses from the same foundation

4.2.1. Citation Index

4.2.2. Refining your next search

4.3. What research cites this paper?

4.3.1. Citation Index

4.4. How does your research fit into this web of scholarship?

4.4.1. Your Citation Map

5. Revisit Idea