This presentation explores ways in which researchers can enhance the validity of research data through utilising various triangulation protocols. The presentation does not describe a "rule of thumb" to be used in all studies but rather approaches you might want to consider as part of your research methods.
All too often, the seemingly simple actions of storing and cataloguing information, ordering your research notes and recording your research process develop organically rather than intentionally. This can lead to unnecessary stresses when information is not easily accessible in the final stages of your PhD process.
In this presentation Associate Professor Frank Sligo attempts to traverse some of the slippery slopes of postgraduate study within the human and organisational sciences and beyond, into the landscape to which such study points, an academic career and life as a thinking and ethical citizen.
One of the most difficult issues doctoral students encounter is deciding on and then refining the topic for their thesis. There is an expectation that PhD candidates will already have some well developed ideas about their topics and that they may already be “experts” of sorts in their area - before they even approach a supervisor.
This presentation focuses on using Library resources and databases to their full potential so you can find the literature on your research topic and not be overloaded with information. Specific content will include crafting and applying the search strategy, using alert functions and other shortcuts to keep yourself up with the play and identifying journals to publish your articles in.