Once you choose a topic,
you have to find out more about it. But the more you read, the more confused
you seem to become! There are so many directions to pursue, so many more
interesting articles to read. You
seem to lose sight of your focus, and your topic changes with each new idea you
you know when you have read enough? When should you stop collecting more?
What do you do with the piles of information you have collected? You are
lost in the Literature Fog.
Dissertation Doctor advises that you keep the beacon on while you set off into
the literature fog. Make your literature reading purposeful. Organize
your search results and maintain your files and databases so that you don't end
up with piles of materials on your living room floor. When you stop turning
up new sources in reference lists, you will know that it is time to withdraw from