Researching Conflict Resolution
Because Conflict Resolution is a field that overlaps with many other disciplines, there is no one database that covers all of its literature. The best way to pursue your research a topic is to consider which field concerns itself with your research question. Does it relate to educational settings, business mediation, interpersonal conflict, international conflict, or another area? Consider which fields would have researchers writing about your topic and then explore the databases and other research tools that relate to those fields.
Here are some examples:
|Research or project topic||Fields where researchers might be exploring this topic|
|Bullying prevention in middle schools||Education|
|How people in a group or non-profit communicate||Psychology, Sociology, Business, Communications|
|Conflict resolution in marriages||Psychology|
How do you know which discipline to choose? Here's one strategy: try searching for your topic (or some smaller parts of it) in encyclopedias, and take note of which discipline has the most coverage of that topic. The search box below searches a wide rage of social sciences encyclopedias.