Welcome to this guide! It was created to demonstrate the research process. Knowing how to do research in an academic manner will save students valuable time and lessen frustration.
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The steps in the research process include:
7. Cite sources
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Note: It is important to know how to evaluate and cite information first. Evaluating and citing is something you do as you go along. When you find a source, you should evaluate to see if it is appropriate and then create and record the citation right away.
Keep these points in mind when thinking about the research process:
Research is a process of discovery. You will come upon new information and ways at looking at your topic. It is ok to let it change your point of view.
Research is a process of trial and error. There will be dead-ends and frustration. Keep trying and ask for help!