12 Days of SoTL: Day 02

Day 2: Research Questions

On Day Two of SoTL
Think about your research question. If it is easier for you to begin with formulating a hypothesis this is a valid starting point. Later down the line we can have a chat about how we would go about proving or disproving this hypothesis.

One of the main tips I would give for today is, begin to write down everything that is in your head about your questions.

When running SoTL CPD and research methods courses, we often encounter people arriving with already formed methods of how they want to collect data and when. Take a step or two back and touch base with what is it you actually want to know. It might be that what you had planned on doing would not answer your question. Try not to be tempted to go for data collection methods just because you are familiar with them. Even if it is daunting but we are here to help.

Chapter three of this book might help you work your way through formulating a research question:
Gilbert, G. N., & Stoneman, P. (2016). Researching social life (Fourth ed.). Los Angeles: Sage.

Or have a preview of this book in Google Libraries: Developing Research Questions by Patrick White

For #TeamUofG library permanent link is here: https://eleanor.lib.gla.ac.uk/record=b3146753 

For #TeamUofG

Once you know what you want to explore, why not join our SoTL Teams and find colleagues from across the institution for collaboration? 

Or join our wonderful librarians next week in one of their lunchtime webinars: Book here for ‘ Identifying Collaboration Opportunities’ https://event.bookitbee.com/25413/identifying-collaboration-opportunities

For more SoTL CPD please see here: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/leads/goodpractice/cpd/#/scholarshipofteaching&learningstrand(andsotlgroupinfo)

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