July 25th 2017: Research Methods – Doing Literature Review

Below are videos on both literature review. All of them we taken from YouTube.

Please go through some or all of them to give you an idea of what Literature Review is.

Also please go to Youtube or any online site to find other videos to help you understand. For these videos, please give me the links in the comment section of this post.

After viewing the videos, please answer these two questions individually in the comments section of this blog. They are:

Questions:

(1)  What is “Literature Review” and what are its purposes?

(2) What are the main components of the Literature Review Chapter?

I want you to write a much as possible from your understanding watching these videos and other videos of your choice based on “Literature Review” search in Youtube.

I will feedback to you when you complete the write up. You have till Sunday July 30th 12 pm to complete this.

Further discussion and refinement to your Assignment on Literature Review will take place in our next face-to-face class on Aug 2nd Thursday at 2 pm.

Remember, it has to be original writing!

Thank you and happy viewing :-)

Literature Review Videos

 

 

 

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Week 5: Methods of collecting Data – Quantitative and Survey Design

week 5 notes

 

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Week 4: Literature Review

In Class Activity:

(1) Read the abstract and introduction of the 3 journals.

(2) Write:

– The theory or model that is being discussed

– Do an outline for your chapter 2

– Identify the model or theory you interested in using.

journal A

journal B

Journal C

Referencing format

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Week 3 Lecture notes and journals

Here are the notes in Week 3 lecture – notes chp1

Journals – Journal1 , Journal 2 and Journal 3

In class activity In class activity

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Week 3: Literature review and reading journals

Below are videos on both literature review and writing journals. All of them we taken from youtube. Please go through some or all of them to give you an idea of what Literature Review is and How to read journals.

Also please go to Youtube or any online site to find other videos to help you understand. For these videos, please give me the links in the comment section of this post.

Thank you and happy viewing :-)

Literature Review Videos

https://youtu.be/t2d7y_r65HU – Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students

https://youtu.be/jKL2pdRmwc4 – The Literature Review

https://youtu.be/9la5ytz9MmM – Get Lit: The Literature Review

https://youtu.be/qoCdhJsS6Bw – Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting: A Guide to Doing it Right!

https://youtu.be/q3ObfLJZxEU – How to write a mini literature review.

https://youtu.be/2IUZWZX4OGI – Writing the Literature Review (Part One): Step-by-Step Tutorial for Graduate Students

https://youtu.be/UoYpyY9n9YQ – Writing the Literature Review (Part Two): Step-by-Step Tutorial for Graduate Students

How to read journals videos:

https://youtu.be/EEVftUdfKtQ – How To Read a Scholarly Journal Article

https://youtu.be/1gZsmNGScH8 – How to Summarize & Critically Respond to an Article

https://youtu.be/SKxm2HF_-k0 – How To Read an Academic Paper

https://youtu.be/wbifOg-dlL4 – How to read a journal article without losing consciousness

https://youtu.be/Gptbru4VbE4 – How to Read a Scholarly Journal Article

https://youtu.be/qJaJL8drcT0 – Reading academic articles

 

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Week 2: Getting Started: Choosing and Area + Proposal

Assignment 1: Proposal (10%)

A proposal will be a document to propose a topic of research. It shall contain the following sections:

(1) Name
(2) Title
(3) Abstract/Background research
(4) Thesis Issue/Problem
(5) Keywords
(6) Aim
(7) Objectives
(8) Thesis Development
(9) References

Proposal sample

Proposal1

proposal2

Submission of Proposal is next week (Week 3 – March 29/2017)

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Introduction to Research Methods

 

Welcome everyone to 2017 Research Methods.

Below will be the class outline for the Trimester 3 (March 15th 2017)

Weeks
Date
Topic
In Class Activity
Assignment Due Date
1
15/03/17
Introduction
Finding a topic
2
22/03/17
Getting started- Motivation to do research
Outline of Chp 1
Assign 1 – Proposal (10%)
3
29/03/17
Literature Review – How to read and reference
Gathering sources. Reading journals and conference papers
Assign 1 due
Assign 2:
Abstract and Chapter 1  (20%)
4
5/04/17
Literature Review – Theoretical Framework
Outline of Lit Review
Comments on Assign 1
5
12/04/17
Overall Research methods –Quantitative/Qualitative/
Demographics/ Survey and Design
Designing Surveys
Assign 2 Due
Assign 3 – Literature Review (25%)
6
19/04/17
Quantitative Research- Experimental Design – Dr. Ulka
Creating Experiments 
 
7
26/04/17
Qualitative Research – Observation and Interviews
Comments on Assign 2
8
03/05/17
Qualitative Research – Content analysis – Dr. Lim Kok Yoong
Doing Content Analysis
Assign 3 Due
Final Assignment – Chapter 3 (30%)
Modified Abstract, Chp 1 and Chp 2 (15%)
9
10/05/17
Population and Sample
Outline of Chapter 3
Comments on Assign 3
10
17/05/17
Analysis
Consultation
11
24/05/17
Discussion and Conclusion
Consultation
12
31/05/17
Review
Submission of Final Assignments

Please let me know if you have any queries by leaving a post below.

Also please note, more information on your class assignment will be given to you next week.

Good luck and enjoy the class!

Prof Ken Neo

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