International Education Policy & Management (IEPM): Research Strategy

This guide serves the IEPM program at Peabody College.

Plan Your Research

Concept mapping, or mind mapping, is a great way to plan your research! Use it to brainstorm keywords and to keep track of the places you've tried or want to search. The links below are to mind mapping tools:

Video - Getting Started With Your Search (3:43 mins)

Once you have a topic or research question, you will want to break it down to its most basic elements to find keywords and create a search with them. Watch the following video to see how to go from a research question to an effective keyword search.

Research Strategy Worksheet

Use the Research Journey Worksheet as a guide through the process of creating a search strategy to try in the library databases.