Understanding the how to research apply this to your practice allows you to develop a clear understanding and knowledge of your subject/theme. This gives you the ability to describe the classifications of your photographs and project. The use of methodological strategies to obtain photographs through research, as well as concerns of interests in your chosen field are presented.
Identify your research question
Mind map or list keywords and themes
Carry out initial preliminary searches
Identify useful articles to read
Evaluate information – is it relevant?
Add new ideas to mind map or plan based on literature read so far
Refine your searches and dive deeper into the research
KEYWORDS ARE IMPORTANT
Be subject specific
Keywords are words/phrases used to describe the main concept, ideas, events/issues you are researching
The amount of research on my topic is overwhelming and I don’t know what to include:
If you have found lots of literature, remember you can’t include everything you have a word count
Focus on your topic, be very subject specific
Be selective about what to include. Ask yourself if it is relevant to answering your question
Stop searching and start writing
Taking a critical approach to sources
You are expected to engage with and critically evaluate sources
Individual texts: critiquing them, in their own right, on their own terms
Synthesis across texts: identifying developments, debates, and school of thought
How are your texts relevant to your agenda?