Assignment: ASU's Charter, Mission and Goals, and Design Aspirations talk about the importance of research and discovery of public value, enhancing our local impact and social embeddedness, and developing solutions to real-life challenges. In keeping with this, pick a real-life challenge to research in the peer-reviewed literature for your discipline(s).
Researching: Having trouble deciding what to write about? Try looking at the links below to get some ideas:
Assignment: After selecting a topic, get background information that will provide perspective on the SCOPE of the challenge.
Research: Locate data-rich information in media, government reports, and/or the reports commissioned by nonprofit advocacy organizations. Here are a few strategies for finding this sort of information:
Assignment: Find articles from academic journals in each of your disciplines (see the ILR assignment instructions for the number of required articles). For students whose discipline is Organizational Studies, the articles can come from Organizational Studies journals and/or from journals of the disciplines that contribute to Organizational Studies.
Research: Finding articles in journals specific to a discipline is most easily done by using a discipline-specific article database. Here are some databases to choose from:
Tip: Many of these databases cover a mixture of academic journals, magazines and other publication types. It's very important to limit your results to academic,scholarly, and/or peer-reviewed journals. Make sure to select that filter option after running your search.
Researching in multidisciplinary sources: Using multidisciplinary database to search for articles specific to a discipline requires taking some additional steps to screen for journals in the discipline. For instance: