Brainstorming to Generate Ideas for Research

How do you generate ideas for research? Is it difficult to come up with one? The answer is No. It is easy to generate ideas for research as long as you employ a systematic approach to it. This article explores the usefulness of an organized brainstorming session by applying the principles of time management and […]

Externalities: The Mango Grower and the Beekeeper

One of the important concepts in environmental economics or economic valuation is the concept of externalities. This concept may sound so sophisticated and complex to understand to the novice in environmental economics. However, while teaching this concept to students I realized that this is a very important concept that everyone must know to be able […]

How to Write a Concept Paper

What is a concept paper? Why is there a need to write a concept paper? How do you write it? This article explains the reasons why a concept paper must be prepared before writing a full blown research paper. It also provides a step-bay-step approach on how to write it. I once browsed the internet […]

Biodiversity Differences in Freshwater and Estuarine Ecosystems

There are very few references available on the biodiversity that can be found in freshwater and estuarine ecosystems of tropical countries. Students, therefore, are not able to appreciate the differences between these two ecosystems. Most of the published literature are descriptions of freshwater and estuarine ecosystems in temperate regions. Recognizing this gap, this article provides […]

5 Qualities of a Good Researcher

While everyone in college will be given the opportunity to do research, not everyone can really do it unless they possess the qualities required of a good researcher. Just like leaders, researchers can also be made, not just born. But there are innate qualities that researchers must possess in order to succeed in this challenging […]