Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about recording your searches in a research log. We talk about the benefits of using spreadsheet over a document for a log and discuss the tools we like to use – Excel, Google Docs, Airtable. We go over an example from Diana’s Nancy (Briscoe) Frazier research log for how to fill out the columns. We also discuss what to do with your research log when you get ready to write your report – how to correlate all the information, put the puzzle pieces together, make an outline, compare and contrast information, and write your conclusion.
Nancy (Briscoe) Frazier Research Log – Diana’s example log saved as a PDF
Nancy Briscoe Frazier Research Project – Diana’s research project document, including her original research objective
Study Group – more information and email list
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