Monthly Archives: March 2014
I do a bit of cycling, I mainly do it because I enjoy it, (most of the time), and because I also think it helps me to work. In this I’m in agreement with the sociologist, Kristin Luker, who, rather mischeviously … Continue reading
One problem students often encounter when embarking on their own research project is identifying the literature on their chosen topic. For many undergraduate students this is a new skill because for most courses they are provided with often quite lengthy prescriptive reading lists. … Continue reading
Students embarking on their first substantive research project often struggle to understand where the literature review ends and the research begins, as do more experienced researchers. It is important to remember that a literature review should always be done before carrying out a piece of … Continue reading
For those of you who are worried that this was all getting a bit scientific, one of the most interesting and enjoyable books I have read in recent years was Kristen Luker’s Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences. The book … Continue reading
Another interesting article from an American scientific journal, this time The American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists (!). This time about the development of great research questions.