a basic understanding of your topic from reference books . . .
. it is now time to revisit your research question. Your question
may change, or you may have found sub-topics that you would like
Questions from Step 1:
How do infants and toddlers develop
social skills?What are some techniques for developing social skills
Additional Research Questions
gathered so far:
How much do social skills come from
family vs. non-family friends or caretakers? How do fear, punishment
and shame compare as techniques to praise, rewards and persuasion?
How does age affect the technique used?
your research questions begin to develop . . .
. . .
notice that they begin to look a lot like an outline.
This is no mistake. Finding answers
to each of these questions helps fill in the picture that you will
eventually paint for your reader.
these new research questions . . .
. . .
to add to your keyword lists.
from Step 1:
child development, social skills, develop, infants, toddlers,
techniques, emotional, social abilities, confident, secure, empathy,
friends, family, caretakers, fear, punishment, shame, praise,
reward, persuasion, age
|4. Use your keyword list
. . .
. . . to find books
on your topic.
Books collect lots of information
together in one place. Although they may be out of date by a year
or two, they will give you a broad overview of the topic.
This broad overview will
help you think of more research questions and develop a stronger
the library catalog, with the following keywords:
to get the following book:
Caring for your baby and young
child : birth to age 5 649.122 C191
Remember that books are about large
topics. Searching with broad categories gives you the best results.