How I Do Research | Scott H Young - Deepstash
Research is open-ended

There's always something more to read that can potentially give you more insight. There is seldom a point that will tell you you're done.

Because research is open-en...

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How I Do Research | Scott H Young

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Once you know the topic, find the expert vocabulary for your topic. Experts use precise words. They have chosen words carefully to point out minor distinctions in ideas.

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Once you've found the keywords and some main papers or authors everybody cites on the topic, try to find reviews.

  • Literature reviews qualitatively review all the p...

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Once you gained some understanding in a field, follow citation trails. There will often be dozens of other papers cited and can result in an extensive reading list. Thus it is helpful to li...

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A classic problem in research is to forget what you've read or where you've read it. Some people use Zettlekasten, a sophisticated note-taking system.

Another system...

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  • Sci-Hub is helpful to get access to papers. Alternatively, emailing authors can give you access to papers, but it tends to slow reading down.
  • Google Books

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