Stage 4- Writing the Research Paper*

Whileevaluation of a search engine is difficult, we have subjectively foundthat Google returns higher quality search results than current commercialsearch engines.

Stage 6- Revising the Research Paper

Therefore, we have focused more on quality of searchin our research, although we believe our solutions are scalable to commercialvolumes with a bit more effort.


Our main goal is to improve the quality of web search engines.

Automated search engines that rely onkeyword matching usually return too many low quality matches.

In general, it could be argued from the consumer pointof view that the better the search engine is, the fewer advertisementswill be needed for the consumer to find what they want.


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10. With the ready availability of photocopy machines you should beable to bypass many of the hardships that previous dissertation researchershad to deal with in developing their literature review. When you read somethingthat is important to your study, photocopy the relevant articleor section. Keep your photocopies organized according to categories andsections. And, most importantly, photocopy the bibliographic citation sothat you can easily reference the material in your bibliography. Then, whenyou decide to sit down and actually write the literature review, bring out yourphotocopied sections, put them into logical and sequential order, and thenbegin your writing.

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12. Focus your research very specifically. Don't try to haveyour research cover too broad an area. Now you may think that this willdistort what you want to do. This may be the case, but you will be ableto do the project if it is narrowly defined. Usually a broadly definedproject is not do-able. By defining too broadly it may sound better toyou, but there is a great chance that it will be unmanageable as a researchproject. When you complete your research project it is important that youhave something specific and definitive to say. This can be accommodatedand enhanced by narrowly defining your project. Otherwise you may haveonly broadly based things to say about large areas that really providelittle guidance to others that may follow you. Often the researcher findsthat what he/she originally thought to be a good research project turnsout to really be a of research projects. Do one project for yourdissertation and save the other projects for later in your career. Don'ttry to solve all of the problems in this one research project.

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To be efficient, bibliographic search for the professional thesis or dissertation must be undertaken in a methodical way. A good knowledge of the Learning Center resources is also necessary.

To find any information online, you need to use a search engine

Access to ETDs is also provided through . Both the WSU Libraries and Graduate School work to make your dissertation available in as timely a fashion as possible. Should you have questions about the publication timeline for your dissertation, please contact us at the emails below.