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Guidance on Organizing your Research
What is PKM?
by Professor Paul Dorsey
Research Organization and Time Management
Excellent guidance on ways to organize your research process from Dr. Raul Pachego-Vega.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Book by David Allen (2015)
How to "Get Going" on the Writing Process
Excellent tips offered by Harry Wolcott from the book "Writing up Qualitative Research".
Two Types of Literature Reviews
Generally speaking, there are two types of literature reviews: Exploratory and Directed. This memo runs through how to approach each one.
Guidance on doing Literature Reviews
This article by Cisco covers effective ways to collect and organize information & then write a directed literature review. Particularly see the example in p. 49-51.
How to take Smart Notes by Sönke Ahrens
Structuring a Directed Literature Review by Themes
Example from book by Galvan.
Getting Things Done – Short Presentation
Stefan Tschauko’s 7-minute summary presentation of the key principles in David Allen’s book “Getting Things Done"
How to Write an Annotated Bibliography
Guidance from Simon Fraser University. An annotated bibliography is different from a directed literature review within a paper.
Terrorized by the Literature by Howard Becker
Chapt. 8 from his book:
Writing for Social Scientists. How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book or Article
Zettelkasten - Scaling your Note Archive
Concept maps help visualize your thinking and break down complex information into smaller sections and discover connections in between.
His i-Phone is a Work Tool and only a Work Tool
To prevent distractions, Conor Dougherty, an economics writer, dumped social media from his smartphone. He shares great tips on focused use of your smartphone as a research tool.
The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research
Patricia Leavy (Editor)
Guidance on Gathering Information
Who Owns and Cares about the Data? A Method for Identifying and Gathering Information for Research Investigations
By Ann Cullen and Patrick Noonan (October 26, 2020). SSRN Working Paper.
Also as an article in Business Information Review
Locating Data for Research Projects
Guidance on how to locate, track and explore data available for research projects. From Carleton College Gould Library Research Guides.
Using Zotero Handout
Note taking software. One time charge to download to your computer.
List of Note Taking Management Software
Things Task Manager
by Culture Code
Keeping Track of your Results Research Guide
From Tuft's Hirsh Library.
Consider Security and Privacy when Choosing Research Tools Guide
From Tufts TTS
Research Basics Guide
From Ginn Library.
"On Writing" Research Guide
Tufts STAAR Center Resources
Data Analysis Tools
User friendly guidance on Excel, SQL, Web scraping, etc. from the Global Investigative Journalism Network.
Citation Software Research Guide
Free translation website.
Research literature discovery and storage tool.
Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers
Writing a Graduate Thesis or Dissertation
Rules for Writers
Diana Hacker; Nancy Sommers
Academic Writing. A Handbook for International Students (4th edition) New York: Routledge, 2015
By Stephen Bailey
How to Write a Thesis
Eco's wise and witty guide to researching and writing a thesis. Written in the 1970s it still offers timeless recommendations on how to get going with a writing project.
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