My Research Strategy

Develop a Search Strategy

Copy and Paste this into your own blog and fill in the answers. Please title this blog post “My Research Strategy.”

1. What is your research question? This should be revised since your inquiry proposal and should begin with HOW or WHY or maybe WHAT?  Be as specific as you can. Underline the key concepts (the most important words or phrases).

 


2.   List the key concepts you underlined in #1. After each key concept, put a colon and write the  related words or synonyms. Don’t forget to use OR for related words and concepts.

For example:
This is a weak topic because it’s so common and there’s little new to say about it, BUT since it was used in the video, I use it here for your convenience. YOUR topics are, of course, WAY better!

Euthanasia: euthenize OR mercy killing OR Assisted Suicide

Ethical: ethics OR morals OR conduct

Write your own answers here:

 

 3. Take a look at the concepts and related phrases you listed in Number 2. In the space below, use the asterisk (*) to truncate search terms as appropriate.

 

 

When you begin your Research Nuggets #1 assignment soon, you should use these key words to search the VCU library site for sources. You will need to use library sources to be successful in this course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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