“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Online Literature Review

Merten's advice (1998, p.39) about online Literature Review is somewhat out of date, but the three main sub-steps identified in a search strategy remain relevant:
  1. identify preliminary sources: databases, abstracts, indexes, google scholar
  2. identify primary research journals - examine reference lists at end of relevant articles or books - 'citations' from google scholar - go directly to journals relevant to topic
  3. personal networking - talk to people doing work in areas related to your interest, at Bham, professional associations, eg. HEA - talk to people who have completed related work.
Mertens, D. M. (1998). Research methods in education and psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage


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