Lifehack is one of my online learning paths. More than 2 years, I keep on searching. In the initial point, I just keep on searching and reading only about success and motivation. Over the last 6 months, I was ferociously searching about how to do research?
Of course, reading books. Apart, I would love to refer to articles. Some kind of research methodology I’m looking for. I would strongly suggest; the readers can visit this lifehack. I will mention the link down below. I’m gonna write the highlighted points in every step.
- SCHEDULE– Write up a schedule with a series of milestones to accomplish by a specific date.
- START, DON’T END, WITH WIKIPEDIA – Get a good overview of the subject you’re writing about.
- MINE BIBLIOGRAPHIES– Skim through the bibliography and note down anything whose title is relevant.
- HAVE A RESEARCH QUESTION IN MIND – Keep focused by working towards an answer to your research question.
- DEAL WITH ONE PIECE AT A TIME– Don’t try to tackle your subject all at once.
- USE A SYSTEM– Make sure that every quote, fact, and thought is tied in some way to its source.
- KNOW YOUR RESOURCES– Get to know the research material you can access from home.
- ASK FOR HELP– Most librarians will be happy to help you find relevant material.
- CARRY AN IDEA BOOK– Keep a small notebook and a pen with you everywhere.
- BRING IT UP TO DATE– Google the major researchers whose work you’ve found and see if you can find their homepages.
Finally, I would like to paste a passage, Please read.
These tips will help put a decent bibliography and a body of notes and data at your fingertips when you sit down to write up your paper. Although evaluating sources is also a necessary part of doing good research, it will have to wait for its own post, as it’s too big a topic to reduce to a bullet point here. A librarian or your professor can help, especially if you restrict yourself to books and journals available in your university library. Internet sources are trickier, as it takes no effort at all these days to put up a professional-looking website saying whatever you want; until you’re comfortable with the material in your chosen field, it’s best to stick to known sources like Wikipedia and sites endorsed by your library or department, if you use the Internet at all. Remember, though, that until a few years ago, most of us managed to do research with no Internet at all! With typewriters! Walking uphill! In the snow! Barefoot!