GREY LITERATURE.

As I was interested to understand more about the U. S. sanctions upon Venezuela and the humanitarian crisis, resulting from economic sanctions and the political situation within Venezuela. The subject became the breadth of recent research endeavours, that I am limited to share within a public platform, but I have always found that reflecting based upon my learning has always helped with the development of ideas.

It was also during this recent research endeavour, I learned about the term grey literature. Now I don’t know how long this term has existed. It includes research use of any other published material that is not formally from an academic journal or peer-reviewed.

I became especially excited because grey literature can also includes published blogs that researchers can utilize within a formal research process. Exciting it is. Especially from a writers perspective, where ideas can be shared openly to others via a public domain. However, I wondered if researchers are citing material in formal academic work?? …..

Within the role of a researcher the positive and negative experiences can also affect our research. Because truly a research idea has to come from within. It has to be loved, feel excited for, cared for, in-order for it to progress. Similar to that of an entrepreneurial spirit.

But as I thought about the +/- interactions that often include the population of study. I realized that research goes beyond what one has done or said to us per se. Because if it didn’t why would human research exist? The research of human impact and a humanitarian concern goes beyond our personal experience. It must if the care and cause of humanity is desired to continue to exist.

Image 1 – Personal Collection.

Notes | These thoughts were originally hand-written on January 7th 2020

My Thoughts To Share With Love & Kindness! 🙂

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