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The Research Process

We've all had to find information about something at one time or another. Maybe you've wanted to go to a restaurant with friends. First, you probably asked yourself a question: "Where's a good restaurant around here?" You turned to Yelp or Google to discover places with good ratings. Once you'd done some searching, you evaluated your results. Maybe you also refined your question: "Where is a good Thai restaurant within driving distance?" You probably searched again, evaluated the results you found, and then made a selection.

Research is a process... not a product.
Just like the scenario above, good research involves several steps. You may go back and forth between these steps several times.

This section of the tutorial will take you through the basic steps of the research process.


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