Lecture November 8, 2011
Researching A Topic
- Get keywords from topic
- Topic: Violence in Hockey
- Keywords: Aggression - Testosterone, Team Sport - Professional Team Sport - NHL.
Broad to narrow terms.
- Come up with at least 6 search terms. Don’t just search “violence in hockey” use other
words that are synonyms
- Think about variant spellings (humor/humour)
- Word endings
- violen* you get all the words with violen at the beginning
- Wild card:
- wom?n means there’s a variance in spellings, will give you woman and women
- Category Names
- Antonyms; words that mean the opposite of what you’re writing about may be relevant in
turning up sources.
- Think of academic departments that might have something to say about your topic. (Violence
- Kinesiology (violence brings injury, physical as