11 - 9/7/11 Talent hits a target no one else can hit;...

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9/7/11 “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see” – Schopenhauer Developing a Research Question Your goal is to address a question that few have thought of before o You want to hit the home run But sometimes take advantage of low-hanging fruit. Choosing a Problem First identify a general research area Move to a more specific question Pick one and dig in Look to your instructor or advisor o Possibly an advanced graduate student o Good questions are built on good knowledge Literature Review Need to determine what’s been done before Two opposing tendencies o Assume you are so brilliant no one has ever thought of this before o Assume that everything has been done before Want to follow the path between The wise realize how much there is that they do not know o Plenty of studies that you are unfamiliar with Want to cite, and build on those o Plenty of open research questions out there Peer Review The best outlet for academic research is in peer-reviewed journals
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course PSYC 351 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas A&M.

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