Resources: search and find information
Do you need to write a text or do you need to find information and you are looking for the right resources? Follow the step-by-step plan below.
Step 1: define your subject
- Narrow down your subject based on the literature you find.
- Explore the subject. You can read a paper of your teacher/promotor, for example, to discover what their expectations are.
Step 2: find information
- Now that you've formulated your research question, you can start looking for information (you can find a list of helpful tools here). First read theoretical sources, then explore empirical research.
- Search systematically, use the snowball method.
- Clarify your concept and draw up a clear theoretical framework.
- Assess the sources you find: understand the perspective in each particular source so that you can put the information in context.
- Assess (internet) sources critically.
- Select recent sources.
Step 3: process information
- Keep track of your search methods through notes, doodles, schematic overviews, etc.
- Analyse, combine and synthesise the information.
- Take special note of the search entries that generate the most important/relevant information.
Step 4: compile a reference list
Last modified Sept. 29, 2023, 4:38 p.m.