Guide on how to navigate research
5 Steps To The Research Process
Step 1: Question
What is the question or problem?
What do you know?
What do you need to know?
Step 2: Gather
Where will you look? (i.e. library catalog, online databases, search engines, experts, etc)
What keywords will you use?
What are the best sources? How do I know?
How will you record what you find? (i.e. notebook, index cards, word processing, images, audio or video recording, etc)
How will you cite your sources?
Step 3: Conclude
What did you learn from reading, listening or viewing?
Did you answer the question?
Can you organize the information to support your answer?
Step 4: Communicate
How will you communicate what you learned? (i.e. essay, video, oral presentation, didtal presentation, infographic, etc.)
Step 5: Self Evaluation
How did you do?
How can you improve next time?