The purpose is to explore in-depth, the vocational aspects of your specific applied field/career. Use this guide to find relevant resources that will help you research your area of interest and answer some of the following questions:
This is just a start. Keep brainstorming your own questions.
Recommended Databases for Applied Studies
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Vocational guidance. Career development
Occupational Handbooks & Data
Job Search & Other helpful sites
Think outside of the “box” when searching for job postings or potential places of employment. As you research, pay attention to
any names of associations and/or professional organizations you see related to your applied field. Do some online searches (this is where Google and Wikipedia are helpful) and don’t forget about nonprofits and government agencies. Often many fields have specific organizations that promote the profession, keep current on trends, and provide career/job information. For example: in the HVACR field; ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) is just one of many professional associations.
Vocation and Faith
There are many citation styles for academic research. What style you should use will depend on the discipline or your professor's preference. When in doubt, check your syllabus or ask your professor what citation style to use for their course.
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Citing a personal interview
It is common to interview a person employed in your applied field/career of interest. Online examples are given for APA
and MLA (Purdue OWL).
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