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Checking that a research idea is really novel

  Created on Monday, 17 Mar 2014. Posted in Literature

In this video Claire Beecroft, Information Specialist at the Research Design Service Yorkshire and the Humber, explains how ensure that your research idea is novel. There are various databases and search techniques that you can use to quickly establish if your research idea is unique or whether it repeats (or may seem to repeat) previously existing research. Demonstrating that your research idea is novel is essential to the success of your bid, so taking the time to check that it is is time worth spending.