Class 09: Observing Innovation & Research

Summary:  I explained how to write the paper after you do your observations. Watch something, interviews, or surveys and just think and take notes about what happened. Therefore, we discussed the observation chapter and your proposals, and I gave advice to each student.

Homework due on 11/01/23 by 9:00 AM as much as you can.

Please take notes on what you observe based on your proposal. Some of you are doing interviews, viewing physical spaces, comparing videos, or also adding notes of new readings.

Regardless, observe the place, people, or viewing that might help you find a solution or idea for innovation to solve your issue creatively. Take good notes in the keywords only about what you have observed. Then, take pictures of your notes and place them in the Word document provided below. You should write about 4 pages of notes; otherwise, it will be hard to write your paper. 

New! Take notes on 1 or 2 articles on the focus of what you would like to observe such as physical spaces, comparing videos, taking notes of your schedule to see what can improve through observation, observing your senses, or a usual routine, and then try something new and reflect on what you learned

For your convenience, here are sample observation papers and their corresponding presentations:

ESP2a Observation Paper A Bicycle Parking

ESP2a Observation Presentation A Bicycle Parking

ESP2b Observation Paper B Laziness

ESP2a Observation Presentation B Laziness

Free Database Engines off Campus to collect research for your APA Paper: 

Carrot 2 Carrot helps you find topics related to your search term. After entering the term you enter and then click on ‘search,’ you can choose to see the results as a list, tree map, or pie chart that helps you visualize your issue and narrow your search at the same time.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): DOAJ is a community-designed and maintained online journal directory that provides you access to robust, open access, peer-reviewed journals. This search engine is independent, and it is free including being indexed in DOAJ. Please use this engine for topical issues and authors, and you might find research that provides evidential content for your academic essay. DOAJ is an educational outreach search engine that focuses on high-quality applications and submissions.

Google Scholar: Google scholar helps you do a broad or narrow search of articles. It also helps you cite your “references” for APA and “work cited” for MLA!

CORE Research Engine UK: This research search engine claims to be the largest open-access research database in the world giving free access to 1-This website is very informative and easy to understand, where you might find research on your issue from Professor Andy Barfield:

Learning About Global IssuesSpecifically in relation to Chuo University Faculty of Law English courses, this website has been designed by Andy Barfield and his research team for supporting student research from 2014 in the Basic Research and Writing. More generally, his team hopes that this website is useful for students and other people in Japan (and in other countries) to develop our knowledge and critical understanding of different global issues. Thank you, Andy!

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