These pages will focus on different points in the research process that can be challenging: the places where you might get stuck and how to get un-stuck so you can finish your research! Let's get started with an overview of the research process.
The research process has lots of steps and sometimes we end up moving through each of the steps in more of a squiggle rather than a straight line, repeating steps or revising our topic and research until we get to the point of writing our paper.
Review the graphic or watch the video below.
Step 1: Define the topic
Step 2: Narrow the topic
Step 3: Gather background information
Step 4: Create a research question
Step 5: Develop a working thesis statement
Step 6: Find and evaluate sources
Step 7: Cite sources
Step 8: Write the paper
Want to watch a video overview instead? Here is a great video that focuses on the research process in 7 steps.
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