Is it time to think about which topic you want to write about in you final thesis? Then it’s also good to start thinking about how to find information to your thesis, and of course, about your research questions. Keep reading this blog post and you will get information about how you can approach these things.
The point of the research question is to develop meaningful and relevant results. The idea is to formulate questions which will give you meaningful and relevant results and also to describe your work in a consist manner. Research questions can be descriptive (what is happening, what exists), relational (relationship between two or more variables) or causal (whether one or more variables causes one or more outcome variables).
How do you search for information effectively?
You can always start with Summon, which is the library search service. Here you can find anything from books and articles to e-books etc.
You can also search directly in a subject database. Here you can make specific searches that are focused to your particular subject and you also have more detailed search options.
You can access all of the library´s electronic resources from home – just log in with your username and password (the same as you use in PING PONG).
Libris (the Swedish Library catalogue) can be relevant for your search. Maybe other libraries have good books about your topic, in that case you can make an interlibrary loan which means that we will request the book/article for you. Interlibrary loans of books are free of charge but articles costs 40 SEK (80 SEK if we have to order outside Scandinavia).
Do you want to know more about student thesis writing and information seeking?
- Call the Library at 033-435 40 50
- E-mail the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Come and get help at the information desk
- Visit the Search Lab in J441 every Thursday at 12:00-15:00 and get help from a librarian.
Text: Tandis Talay