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RD Workshop 1: Knowledge, Research Contexts and Questions

4 August 2015, 16h00 – 18h00, Environmental Learning Research Centre, Room 20

Producing research is about producing knowledge. Some of the most critical questions for researchers involve what knowledge is, and how that knowledge can be known. The session will look at some of the main orientations to knowledge, and will consider the implications for research design. Producing knowledge is also related to context, as knowledge gains meaning and significance in particular places and times, and in relation to specific questions that are worth investigating. Researchers try to answer questions about the world around them. However, identifying the question that needs to be asked in a particular context or in relation to specific problem can be very difficult. This session will guide participants through some of the considerations relating to the identification of a research question and the sub-questions that can help to answer it. Conducting a good literature review is important to assess the existing state of knowledge on a particular question, and it may also help with the refining of research problems and questions. The session will therefore also focus on how to conduct a literature review in order to assess the quality and scope of existing knowledge in a particular field or research context, and identify areas for further research. 

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