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The challenges of navigating a topic to a prospective researcher: the case of knowledge management research

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Exploring a researchable topic and narrowing it down sufficiently to make it workable is a first task in any scientific research. This is particularly difficult when the researcher is a novice, because s(he) is unlikely to be properly aware of what the essential issues and the research question(s) in the field are. This article addresses the question of how to navigate a research topic for an academic project. The article is potentially of interest to novice researchers and researchers new to a field. Illustrating its argument by means of an example in the area of knowledge management, the article proposes a set of guidelines for narrowing down a research topic to workable size. A number of recommendations are made; by utilizing these recommendations to construct a navigation map, it is hoped that a researcher can use fully formulate research question(s). It can be argued that drawing such a navigation map is an art in which prospective researchers need to be trained.

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Jasimuddin, Sajjad M., Connell, Con and Klein, Jonathan H. (2005) The challenges of navigating a topic to a prospective researcher: the case of knowledge management research Management Research News, 28, (1), pp. 62-76. (doi:10.1108/01409170510784715).

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Published date: 2005
Keywords: knowledge management, knowledge transfer, literature review, navigation process, research question, source material

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Local EPrints ID: 39879
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39879
ISSN: 0140-9174
PURE UUID: 9ff6361e-a2fb-48d1-8093-708b94721fac

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Date deposited: 29 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:35

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Author: Sajjad M. Jasimuddin
Author: Con Connell

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