Writing Quality Research Objectives – Jill N. Crandell

SESSION: NGS2104-SP-16 TRACK: Writing

SPONSORED BY: Research Ties

Learn to be a more effective and efficient researcher by writing quality research objectives to focus your efforts.

Too many researchers spend their time wandering aimlessly through catalogs, online databases, and shelves of books. Without a research objective, they don’t know what they are looking for, and therefore, can’t find it. This session will teach attendees how to write quality research objectives that can guide research efforts and produce better results. Writing objectives is one of the steps of the research process, and this topic will be presented in that context.

Also, because this lecture is sponsored by ResearchTies, a portion of the presentation will include instruction on how to record these objectives in the ResearchTies log. This program is an online genealogy research log with multi-variable search capacity. Users are able to locate any log entry or “to do” item in seconds. No more searching through printouts or lengthy spreadsheets!

If you would like to learn more about the ResearchTies software, visit http://researchties.com and try a 14-day free trial. You can also email questions to: support@researchties.com.

BIO: Jill N. Crandell, MA, AG, is an associate professor of family history at Brigham Young University and director of the BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy. She is also the developer of ResearchTies, an online genealogy research log.


The Virtual NGS 2021 On-Demand! Viewing Starts 15 June

This lecture series is available to view from home on your computer or mobile device and offers you the opportunity to develop exceptional genealogy skills with a highly comprehensive set of on-demand webinars from NGS’s expert conference speakers. On-Demand! packages of audio-visual lectures are now available for purchase.

Select from the 20 or 40 On-Demand! lecture packages with over 85 sessions to choose from. Watch starting 15 June 2021 through 31 December 2021. Both packages come with access to two full days of NGS 2021 Live! from 19-20 May 2021, the virtual conference syllabus, and sponsored bonus sessions. Plus, view the sessions from NGS 2021 Live! and any sessions you did not choose from the breakouts (nine more) beginning 15 June. All sessions will be closed captioned.


To learn more about the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference’s week-long events, 17-21 May, visit the conference and download a copy of the program brochure.