I was so overwhelmed and stressful about research. It was not that easy to analyze the other research results, remember from one to another, and connect the new research results with what I already studied.
There are many jargons which I was confused. Research methods were confusing to understand. I got questions about them, but I didn’t know how to fix it and how to ask.
I decided to check my own language version research study books and found some useful books in the bookstore. I bought them and checked them overall. Even though the authors are Korean, I chose two books written by professor who studied in the states. Their examples or quotations came from the international resources and they provided the jargons both Korean and English. It was much better for me. There were some instructions how to manage research.
I learned what literature research is, what its procedure is.
Literature research procedure
- Identify topic
- search resources
- Analyze resources
I got some ideas for this course, but still wondering how to analyze current trend and many related articles. For this issue, the book suggested that I should have network for researching to get every possible and diverse resources and make a list of articles and periodicals. I need some helps for this procedure, but I don’t know how to ask others. Especially, I need to know both Korean and American educational system, but it is very hard to see the system from outside. What can I do for this?
Then I search with what I learned from the book: literature research procedure. Finally I got good resources for it and learned very basic things,but it’s also very important. Guideline of dealing resources is really helpful.
- What to do if you have too few sources
- What to do if you have too many sources
- synthesizing information
- summarizing and note taking
written by Reed, L.E performing a literature review
The reference ,The Literature search process: protocols for researchers, is very useful to plan and check up the research process. I am so glad to have this resources at this moment.
Lee, J.S. (2009). Research methodology. Korea:kyoyookbook.
Nho,S.J., Moon, S. T., & Chang, S.C. (2008) Educational research ,methodology and statistics. Korea:dongmunsa
Anonymous. (2007) The literature search process: protocols for researchers Retrieved from http://www.library.nhs.uk/SpecialistLibrarySearch/download.aspx?resID=101405
Reed, L.E performing a literature review retrieved from http://www.iris.ethz.ch/msrl/education/iris_studies/pdf/literature_review.pdf