I had to write my Research Context section for my PGCert project. When I met my supervisor, she explained this is where I write a brief literature review. I have now done this and added it to my PGCert Project Page.
Then I’ll have to write my Professional Aims, and also personal benefits to me.
My Research Questions come next.
Then my Methodology – a qualitative study/approach, using a thematic method of analysis. Google Braun and Clarke for a list for thematic analysis.
- My plan of action will then be:-2016 Survey informs intervention
- See what students think might be useful.
- Build intervention
- Share intervention with cohort
- Send a short questionnaire
- Interview my four categories of respondent (hope I get all four categories!)
As I mentioned, there’s the facility for asking questions on ResearchGate. I’ve decided to be bold, and I’ve just asked a question of my own:-
Postgraduate student? Did you have good library training in using electronic resources?
I’m doing a PGCert in Learning and Teaching, and my project is about the best ways of providing students with training in using electronic resources (databases, e-books, digital journals etc). I appreciate that some people like video-clips, others like brief talks, or personal introductions. So I’d like to ask for the briefest of examples of good/bad experiences. Please, only write one sentence! And do let me know if you would mind being quoted anonymously. Thank you.
I may regret this action, but it could yield some very interesting worldwide insights!