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Need assistance with writing your thesis? PhD, Masters and Professional Doctorate by research students can access a range of services and resources.
This short (2 mins) video from the Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University provides a quick introduction to literature reviews.
For help completing your literature review please see the following links:
The Library's Systematic Reviews guide provides an overview of the scoping, narrative and systematic review types.
|An answerable question
'Successfully retrieving relevant information begins with a clearly defined, well-structured question.'
Davies, KS 2011, 'Formulating the evidence based practice question: a review of the frameworks', Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, vol. 6, no. 2, p. 75.
Developing a Research Question (Academic Skills, University of Melbourne)
A range of standardised frameworks have been developed to assist in developing focused, answerable questions which can be easily broken down into searchable components for more relevant results.
Examples of framing the question are available on the Systematic Review Guide.
|Key search tools for Film, TV & Performing Arts
|Related disciplines and key multidisciplinary databases
Why look for existing theses?
Have a look at our online guide to Theses.
This guide will help you to search databases to find theses, find exemplars and share your thesis through the Research Outputs Repository.
Research methods are the techniques, processes, system or procedure followed where data or information is created and then analysed. It is essentially the way you collect your data for your thesis.
Sage Research Methods is a comprehensive online collection of resources which you can access through the Library. You can explore methodological concepts to help you design your research project, understand a particular research method or identify a new method, and write up your research.
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