Saturday, March 29, 2014

Notes from Class Research Paper Workshop

Below are just a few notes I took on general suggestions for our research projects during the workshop we had in class on Friday.
  • Data reduction (Daniel's term) = making sense of the mass of data you've collected; finding the significance of it given preexisting realities of the world.
  • Think about the unit of analysis.
  • Think about what priorities and/or values might be revealed by or driving your research.
  • Follow your sources! Go beyond just determining context and see where they lead you.
  • Explicitly lay out the goals and the limitations of your study.
  • If you feel like the project is getting too big to come to a conclusion within the page limit, think about how its relevancy in terms of the class concepts we've learned about/ how they inform your topic.

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