Tagging Part 2: Digitizing Tags for a Reliable Cross-Referencing System
In my Tagging Part 1 post, I define what a tag is, describe why you should consider using tags, and then give examples of how to assign tags to research article you read for your dissertation. In this post, Tagging, Part 2, I will address the number of tags you might assign each article, and then how to use the tags as part of a larger, digital cross-referencing organizational structure.
How many tags should I assign to each article?
It depends. For example, you might have found this article…
Fram, S.M. (2013). The constant comparative analysis method outside of grounded theory. The Qualitative Report, 18(1), 1-25. Retrieved http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR18/fram1.pdf
…and decided to tag it with the big picture tags
But you might also want to further determine where in those chapters the article may help. Therefore, you could ALSO add APA Heading tags. I might choose
To further narrow the usefulness of the article, you might choose to use the Library Sub-Question Letters as an additional tag.
FYI: LibSubQ-E is “Why is the methodology I’m proposing the best choice to address the problem I’ve identified?” You can learn more about LibSubQ’s in my NoteTaking post.