Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.
A major problem while doing research is that we tend to forget what we've read or where did you read it.
Experts always use the right words & you should too. They have chosen words carefully to point out minor distinctions in ideas.
Wikipedia is a good starting point to find the ordinary language that points to expert concepts.
Type your idea in Wikipedia as you see it, ...
Once you've found the right keywords & some main papers, try to find reviews.
These are some of the essential things you should know:
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 limit yourself to the few most promising ones.
There is always something more to read which can potentially give you more insights on your topic.
You will never reach a point that will tell you you're done.
Since, research is open-ended, it can be hard to keep up.
Thus, it is better to decide before...
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