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Statsky’s Cartwheel American Law professor William Statsky devised this word association method to help generate search terms. Parallel with recording.

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1 Statsky’s Cartwheel American Law professor William Statsky devised this word association method to help generate search terms. Parallel with recording your terms record the databases you have searched and you will have a fully recorded search strategy. The cartwheel categories can help you express your search in alternative ways. Bear in mind that some of the categories will overlap. The following slides illustrate the method in action click on the original search term and follow the method through see if you can add any extra terms. Click on the photo of the cartwheel to go to the main slide. The most common problems encountered with student searches are inflexible search terms which narrow results prematurely.

2 Broader Terms Closely Related Terms Synonyms Procedures and Remedies Narrower Terms Long shotsAntonyms Courts and Agencies Original Term Click on a category to see an example

3 Original Search Term Insolvency How many relevant search terms can you think of? Return to the main slide for some prompts. Look closely at your research question identify relevant terms and also the type of answer expected. Is this an academic discussion or a legal problem question? This might influence the type of vocabulary you use.

4 Broader Terms Bankruptcy How many other search terms can you think of? Return to the main slide for more prompts. Investigate dictionaries and definitions. Thesauri in databases can also help.

5 Closely Related Terms Debts, Arrears, Assets, Estate, Trustee, Creditor, Debenture, Property How many relevant search terms did you think of? Return to the main slide for more prompts.

6 Narrower Terms Administration, Termination, Extinguish How many relevant search terms can you think of? Return to the main slide for more prompts. Investigate dictionaries and definitions. Thesauri in databases can also help.

7 Synonyms Liquidation, Restructuring How many relevant search terms can you think of? Return to the main slide for more prompts. Investigate dictionaries and definitions. Thesauri in databases can also help.

8 Antonyms Solvent, Credit, Profit, Cash flow How many relevant search terms can you think of? Return to the main slide for more prompts. There are two reasons for checking antonyms: resources might cover or cross reference your topic.

9 Procedures/Remedies Winding-up, Receivership/ Voluntary Arrangement, Liquidator, Administrator How many relevant search terms can you think of? Return to the main slide for more prompts. How many relevant search terms did you think of? Return to the main slide for more prompts.

10 Courts and Agencies Companies House, Central Registry for Company Winding Up Petitions, Register of Insolvencies Look closely at your research question identify relevant terms and also the type of answer expected. Is this an academic discussion or a legal problem question? This might influence the type of vocabulary you use.

11 Long Shots Fraud, Disqualification Order How many relevant search terms can you think of? Return to the main slide for more prompts. Sometimes this type of hunch opens up other areas to search.


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