Where Research Begins: Choosing a Research Project That Matters to You (and the World) (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)


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Plenty of books tell you how to do research. This book helps you figure out WHAT to research in the first place, and why it matters

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Read this book if you (or your students):

have difficulty choosing a research topicknow your topic, but are unsure how to turn it into a research project

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Read this book if you (or your students):

feel intimidated by or unqualified to do researchworry that you’re asking the wrong questions about your research topic

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Read this book if you (or your students):

have plenty of good ideas, but aren’t sure which one to commit tofeel like your research topic was imposed by someone else

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Read this book if you (or your students):

want to learn new ways to think about how to do researchand more!

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This book is designed to be practical, first and foremost, providing specific and tested techniques to help you:

choose a research topic;transform this topic into a set of concrete and compelling questions;identify the underlying problem motivating the questions you’re asking;deal with the assumptions, biases, and preconceived notions you might have about your topic;articulate the stakes involved in this problem and prioritize competing interests and concerns; approach and navigate the broader community of researchers who work on the same “topic” as you (that is, your “major” or “field”);discover and map out relevant researcher communities that exist beyond your field;find sources that will be useful to your research project;use the sources you find to refine your questions further (especially during the preliminary research stage);deal with mental roadblocks and keep up your momentum during the critical early stages of your project, when it’s easiest to feel lost;remain flexible, nimble, astute, and motivated as a researcher.

One of the many exercises you’ll find inside:

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of Chicago Press; First edition (April 1, 2022)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 218 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 022681744X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0226817446
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.4 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches

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