starting the PhD – finding the literatures you need

There is no one way to find the literatures that you need to read. There are many different strategies to use. One that I find helpful is based around the questions that are generated from the topic that you are interested in.

I wrote about the questions approach to literature a long time ago but I thought it might be worth looking at again. To save this being a duplication of what I’ve said before, here are my writing course slides. These also give an example of how to construct a questions approach to finding what literatures you need. There are some search tips on the last slide.

About pat thomson

Pat Thomson is Professor of Education in the School of Education, The University of Nottingham, UK
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2 Responses to starting the PhD – finding the literatures you need

  1. Ros says:

    Hi Pat I think you should be thanked for this and all the other posts you make, I am a beginner researcher and Just when I think I have no idea what I am supposed to do along comes your post which gives me new hope.


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