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Thread: What is the best way you found to take notes while researching your topic?

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13-Oct-18, 16:19
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Hi all!

Thanks a lot for your input and advice.

I like the idea of having a notebook or word doc to put my ideas/ thoughts/ opinions, etc. on while reading and not waiting until after I finish (reading). Thanks also for mentioning Mendeley as I am not familiar with it.

Cheers!

Thread: Research methodology in humanities/ social sciences?

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13-Oct-18, 16:11
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Hi all!

Thanks a lot for your input and encouragement. Thanks too for lawlin for providing me with the links.

I'd just like to note that although my PhD is originally in British Studies, it is actually multidisciplinary in that it deals with Foreign policy/ international relations & politics/ geostrategy. As you may imagine, there are countless methodologies that could be used. Although I set to use IR & historicism, I feel an urge to use Chomsky's Propaganda Model although I won't be focusing on the media (?) and I have no idea how. I could also use geostrategy/ geopolitics methodology. Any other one?

I think what I am doing really is brainstorming my ideas here as I am thinking about making a number of changes in the direction of my research. I hope what I'm saying makes sense; if it doesn't, my excuse is that I had a very bad sleep last night...

Thread: Research methodology in humanities/ social sciences?

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07-Oct-18, 20:36
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Hello pm133,

Methodology is not a separate part obviously; I just wanted to hear suggestions about other research methodologies that might be relevant to my research.

Thread: What is the best way you found to take notes while researching your topic?

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07-Oct-18, 20:26
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Hi PM133 and thx for your post. We use whatever we find relevant to our research including journal articles, books, etc.
What I meant by "type the passages" is that after completing a particular book/ article, etc., I type all the passages I highlighted while reading on a Word Doc. and save it for future use (summary, paraphrase, quotes, etc.) and believe me it takes a loong time.

Hi Tudor-Queen and thx for your input. I'm happy that I am not the only one doing this kind of note-taking :D.. But I find that the process is taking up a big chunk of my time. This is why I decided to ask to find out if there are other more efficient ways to do it.

Thanks again!

Thread: Research methodology in humanities/ social sciences?

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06-Oct-18, 15:42
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Hello,

I am working on a PhD in British Studies (foreign policy/ Mideast/ geostrategy) and although I chose to use historicism and International Relations theories I feel stuck with that aspect of my studies. What other tools do you suggest? I don't know if it's only me but I find this part more challenging than the actual research!!! Your input is greatly appreciated. Anything related to Chomsky methodology-wise would be a plus.
Please don't hesitate to send me links to actual proposals/ theses using the methods you advise. I am really stuck!!!
Thanks for your help!!!

Thread: What is the best way you found to take notes while researching your topic?

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06-Oct-18, 15:30
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Hello,
I am working on a PhD in British Studies (foreign policy/ Mideast) and although I have a masters, I still find my method of note taking very old-fashioned and time consuming. So, my question is: how do you take notes from printed sources like books. Do you use post-its to mark the relevant passages and then, after finishing the book you type all the passages for later use? I'm embarrassed to say this has always been the way I did my research and it's a constant hassle and very time consuming. Any better method please? I'd really appreciate any helpful tips!
Cheers

Thread: Can anyone help me with research methodology please??!

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24-Feb-17, 15:23
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Quote From skyisnotthelimit:
Hey SakuraM. Tell us more about what you want to do, which angle do you want to cover, what do you want to focus on? things like that. because with what you have written it is a bit difficult to understand what you want to do and as such recommend any research method.


Hello skyisnotthelimit and thanks for the post!

Well, this is still a bit tentative as I am not 100% settled on the exact angle but in a nutshell what I want to do is explore the role of the UK in the current situation in the Mideast post-9/11/War on Iraq/ "Arab Spring". I'll have to revisit the history of the two entities since Britain's involvement in that region at the end of the 19th century/ beginning of the 20th and the impact of its doings then on the current situation. It involves international relations/ politics/ geostrategy, etc. I hope what I wrote makes sense.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Thread: Can anyone help me with research methodology please??!

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23-Feb-17, 09:46
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Hello!
I am working on a PhD proposal about Britain and/in the Middle East and I'm wondering if anyone could help me pick a research methodology. I am thinking about Historicism (obvious)...what other tools do you suggest? I don't know if it's only me but I find this part more challenging than the actual research!!! Your input is greatly appreciated. Anything related to Chomsky methodology-wise would be a plus.
Please don't hesitate to send me links to actual proposals/ theses using the methods you advise. I am really stuck!!!
Thanks for your help!!!

Thread: Can anyone help me with research methodology please??!

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12-Feb-17, 18:57
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posted about 1 year ago
Hello!
I am working on a PhD proposal about Britain and/in the Middle East and I'm wondering if anyone could help me pick a research methodology. I am thinking about Historicism (obvious)...what other tools do you suggest? I don't know if it's only me but I find this part more challenging than the actual research!!! Your input is greatly appreciated. Anything related to Chomsky methodology-wise would be a plus.
Please don't hesitate to send me links to actual proposals/ theses using the methods you advise. I am really stuck!!!
Thanks for your help!!!
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