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Module 1: Beginning Your Research

Beginning Your Research

Sometimes the hardest part of starting your research is choosing a topic, especially if the topic is not assigned.  However with just a few preliminary words-of-advice, you will be in good start-up mode. 

A successful research paper begins with planning.  Before you even begin researching your paper, you should do two things:

  • Choose a manageable topic about a subject you are interested in, and
  • Determine the type of information about your topic that you need or would like to find.

In this module, you will learn a few techniques to help you find and define topics for your research, and some basic search strategy.

Picking Your Topic is Research

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