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LING381 Physiology of Speech Production

This is a course guide for the LING381 class on the topic of Physiology of Speech Production.

Identify Your Research Question

Identify Your Research Topic/question

It is tricky to decide on a proper research question. Here you will find a how-to guide with tools your can use to explore potential research questions.

Step One Evaluate how much you know and start some test searches to explore the topic

You may use any of the following tools to investigate your potential topic, looking for background information, related issues, and good summaries.

 Step Two Read the overview to gain a good understanding of the scope of the topic, what are the subtopics or related topics, key issues, different opinions, key figures, places and so on. When reading, write down the keywords or terms that you think may be useful for your future search.

Step Three Try to select one or two more articles to read to collect background information. List additional keywords.

Step Four  Draft a research question and test it in the library searches.

Research Design - selected books

More books on research methodology can be found in the "Find Books" tab. 

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