For this paper you will look at your data set and identify a research question based on a variable (or variables) that interests you. An important part of your research is finding other scholars' perspectives on this issue. This is important because:
There are many ways to start looking for this research. If you're having trouble finding literature on your topic, here are some ideas to try:
Google Scholar includes an ocean of scholarly information, some of it peer reviewed and some of it not. Google Scholar indexes material from scholarly publishers' websites, university websites, academia.edu, depositories, and other sources. This means that you will find academic articles from published and open access sources, undergraduate and master's theses, article preprints (sometimes before the peer-review process has been completed), book chapters, and other material that Google considers scholarly.
Because of this, it's important to examine materials you find for their scholarly value.
When you're doing research in Google Scholar, you'll want to tell Google that you're affiliated with Salve Regina so it can connect you directly through to the full text of articles we subscribe to. This also works if you're looking for specific articles listed in your professor's syllabus.
1. Sign into your Google account
2. Go to Google Scholar Preferences: https://scholar.google.com/scholar_preferences
3. Select “library links,” enter “Salve Regina” check “Salve Regina University Library – Find @ Salve,” and click Save.