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Tag Archives: scoping
literatures work – and a pair of new shoes…
It’s September and the Autumn equinox. To mark the occasion, I took my new pair of lace-up boots out of their box and gave them their first wearing/airing. Now anyone who knows me knows that I always have a pair … Continue reading
Posted in literature mapping, literature review, literature reviews, mapping, reading, scan-reading, scoping, Uncategorized Tagged literatures work, mapping, noting, Pat Thomson, scoping 6 Comments
I can’t find anything written on my topic… really?
Sometimes people tell me that they can’t find any literature that is relevant to their research. They are doing something that nobody else has researched and written about and so there isn’t anything to read. What, they ask, can they … Continue reading
Posted in focusing in, literature mapping, literature review, no literatures Tagged focusing, literature review, mapping, no literatures, Pat Thomson, scoping 19 Comments
literature review step one, scoping. #acwrimo work in progress
One of the things that we all have to do when starting a piece of research is to find out what else has been said about our topic. This is usually called the literature review, although I prefer to think … Continue reading
Posted in academic blogging, disciplines, journal, literature review, scoping, search Tagged academic blogging, journals, literature review, Pat Thomson, scoping, search, Thesis Whisperer 13 Comments