CLER Seminar Series: How to Create Your Research Niche
This event is open to all, and no registration is required.
Speaker: Ali Shehadeh is Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL in the Department of Curriculums and Methods of Instruction, College of Education, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU).
One of the fundamental issues in research is to create a niche for your research project. This presentation will consider the various pathways to creating a niche (i.e., a place or slot) for your research project. These include (i) finding inconsistent or inconclusive findings, or contradictions in prior research; (ii) identifying an aspect, an issue, or a variable that has not been controlled for and is in need of further research; (iii) extending research beyond its existing territories or domains; (iv) finding a controversy that may have been left unresolved; and (v) most importantly, your belief that you have an original angle or approach to something.
At the end of the presentation, the audience will be invited to think of a potential research topic of their choice and say how they have created — or would create — their own research niche.
Seminar Room G.18
School of Education
University of Leeds