Research plan

 
 
 

A Research Blueprint

25 January 2014
You’re a researcher—perhaps a research professional, a student, or a family historian—who regularly tackles a variety of subjects. How do you approach each new assignment or each new geographic area? Do you, as someone asked recently in an online forum, use a checklist of source types that you keep handy so you won’t forget to search for any critical type? . . .

The Research Plan: Two-step Next Steps?

18 January 2014
We find a document. We analyze it. We create a research plan for what to do next, a plan that’s based on the evidence we gleaned from that document. Standard procedure, yes. But, as with everything, the devil lies in the details—particularly . . .