Lecture: Introduction to Research w N Nova

Research Contribution
E Phillips & D. Pugh (2005) list

  1. setting down a major piece of new information in writing for the first time
  2. continuing a previously original piece of work
  3. carrying out original work designed by the supervisor
  4. providing a single original technique, observation, or result in an otherwise unoriginal but competent piece of research
  5. having many original ideas, methods and interpretations, all performed by others under the direction of the postgradutate
  6. showing originality in testing somebody else’s idea
  7. carrying out empirical work that hasn’t been done before
  8. making a synthesis that hasn’t been made before
  9. using already known material but with a new interpretation
  10. trying out something in [your own nation] that has previously only been done abroad
  11. taking a particular technique and applying it in a new area
  12. bringing new evidence to bear on an old issue
  13. being cross disciplinary and using different methodologies
  14. looking at areas that people in the discipline haven’t looked at before
  15. adding knowledge in a way that hasn’t been done before