COLLECTING PUBLISHED INFORMATION

COLLECTING PUBLISHED INFORMATION This section discusses the basic techniques for locating and collecting published information for use in a report. As with all research projects, you must plan carefully: you must develop a search strategy review reference  material, and record your findings . Develop a Search Strategy With its thousands of books and periodicals, the library can […]

METHODS OF COLLECTING INFORMATION

METHODS OF COLLECTING INFORMATION You collect information – or find answers to your questions – in a number of ways. You can interview, survey, observe, test, and read. This section explains the first four. Collecting published. information,’ especially in a library, is treated in a later section. Interviewing One convenient way to acquire information about a topic is […]

QUESTIONING – THE BASIC SKILL OF RESEARCHING

QUESTIONING – THE BASIC SKILL OF RESEARCHING The basic skill of research is knowing how to ask questions. The answers to the questions are the facts you need. This section will explain how to discover the questions to ask and how to formulate them. How to Discover Questions To learn about any topic from the role of […]

THE PURPOSE OF RESEARCH

THE PURPOSE OF RESEARCH The purpose of research is to find out about a particular topic which you have perceived, and which has significance for you. Your topic is a fact that has reached your perception. Topics can be broad general ones, such as the development of plastic oil cans, or they can be narrow specific ones, such as […]

Researching

Researching THE PURPOSE OF RESEARCH QUESTIONING – THE BASIC SKILL OF RESEARCHING METHODS OF COLLECTING INFORMATION COLLECTING PUBLISHED INFORMATION Researching an issue in order to write a report is an essential part of professional life. On the job, peop1e research everything from how high above the floor a computer screen should sit to how feasible it is to […]