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Child Studies/Early Childhood Education

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Research Tips

Tip #1: Think of a topic that interests you.
You will be spending a lot of time working on your research, so it is helpful to have a topic you really are interested in pursuing.

Tip #2: Search like a detective!
If you are doing a research project on a very specific topic, you may not find a lot of journal articles on the exact topic. That doesn’t mean there is no useful information out there. Think a little more creatively about what you need and how to find it.

  • Look at the key concepts of your topic
  • What is the focus of your research?
  • Does your topic have any “common themes” that might apply to similar subjects, populations, or geographic locations?


Tip #3:    Doing research can, and should, take time.

Spending time finding good resources will save you time later on!


Tip #4:  Don't give up! If you do not find what you want, try again.

It is important to use synonyms or related words when you search by keyword. Don't get stuck on a phrase when there maybe other ways to describe the concept.