Annotated Resources for My Students

Regularly Updated based on Student Questions


Kadir Jun Ayhan


Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Students often ask similar questions. Previously, I would search my e-mail archives for answers I had provided to other students and forward those responses to any student with a similar question.

I’ve now chosen to write this post, and will regularly update it to address questions I receive from students and recommend relevant resources.

I aim to keep the list concise to ensure students don’t feel overwhelmed by a long list of resources.

Asking the “right” research question

Coming up with a question is easy. Just ask any five-year-old and they can provide you with dozens. Coming up with a good research question is much harder. What’s the difference? The difference … is that a research question is a question that can be answered, and for which having that answer will improve your understanding of how the world works. (Nick Huntington-Klein)

Writing a Journal Article

Writing is not a linear process, but it is also an intimidating to do every task required to write and publish a journal article. In, Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks, Wendy Laura Belcher divides writing into relatively more manageable tasks. I teach a graduate course using this book, and students seem to benefit from the book.


Literature review


Citation software

Nowadays I use Quarto for authoring and citations. It works well with CiteDrive and Zotero as well.

As for MS Word, I use Endnote, but I would recommend it only if you have institutional access to it (which Ewha does). Otherwise, there is no need to purchase the license.

Resources for R

R for Data Science by Hadley Wickham, Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, and Garrett Grolemund.

Hands-on Data Visualization

Data Visualization - Andrew Heiss

Course: Harvard on Edx - Data Science: R Basics

Hands-on-practice: Datacamp

For more free R books, see Dr. Mine Dogucu’s website