Psychology Search

Vocabulary and Information Search

  • Information search involves querying written, 
    text records documenting the communications 
    of others
  • The key to discovering material relevant to your 
    topic is your ability to use appropriate 
    VOCABULARY – words and phrases – to search 
    the communication streams
  • Another way to frame this is that when you are 
    doing RESEARCH you are joining a 
    CONVERSATION among other researchers who 
    share your concerns about the issues and 
    problems that engage you
  • To participate in any ongoing conversation you 
    will need to understand the LANGUAGE – words 
    and concepts – being used by the discussants

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