How I Spent Too Much Time On The Research

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Finding a manageable question that would sustain my interest throughout the research was something that I spent too much time on. At first I was wanting to have my research question on fasting in different religion, as religion and its many views and values fascinated me. However, I knew little about religion in general which meant that I would have to gather a massive amount of information about the many religions as well as gathering information on fasting. I was overwhelmed by this realisation and began forming a new research question. After using a variety of websites online which aided me with finding inspiration towards a research topic, I decided to have a topic that I knew would sustain my interest as I was very passionate about…show more content…
I believed that these sub-questions would guide me through the wealth of information available on the internet and would help me avoid distractions that did not contribute to the research question. However, each sub-question itself was broad enough to use as a research project question, I realised this once I started to develop my outcome. Finding masses of information for my project was fairly easy as there are large amounts of recourses that were relevant to my research question. As this may be true, it was very difficult to collect and/or find accurate, trust worthy information. Most of the online sources I found were either supporting the meat industry or strongly against it. I came into this research topic already against the industry so I found it very difficult to take the supporting articles seriously. I ended up finding as many sources with high authority as possible so that I could later cross-reference with the sources with strong bias to make sure that the information that I found was truly accurate. However, when I looked at academic literature, it was normal to access only an abstract, the rest you had to pay for. Other articles were loaded with complicated terms that I had difficulties in understanding. Through the course of the research project, I found it very difficult to understand what I was meant to accomplish specifically. As the topic I had chosen was so broad and I was lacking in knowledge what the final outcome
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