A general feeling exists in the academy that access and entry issues, such as those experienced by the doctoral students here, are merely hiccoughs that are part and parcel of the process of socialisation into the researcher role; a rite of passage to be endured and mastered by the novice. In terms of what the academy does, or might do, to better assist student researchers prepare for and deal with access and entry issues, apart from recommending reading of the common texts and sharing anecdotes, any further preparation often appears to be somewhat ad hoc and idiosyncratic. This is not entirely satisfactory, as good novice researchers can be soured by early access and entry setbacks, good projects can be compromised, and good research sites can be contaminated for future projects.
"Found some good research sites
Also, we try to compile good research sites and sources to prevent the duplication of efforts. Please send the Advising Program Manager links to any helpful web sites or sources of information. If you come across any books that would be helpful to your participant, please notify the Advising Program Manager of the book title and author, and PEP may be able to purchase it for the participant.
1:00pm Building Good Research Sites
Now a days, you can do most of the research from the comfort of your own home (thanks the internet). There are load of good research sites out there for you to use - some free, some not so much. Our goal is to help your navigate those resources quickly and easily.
Good research sites to find studies