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A Research IDEA - Indianapolis

Introduction to basic research process

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Research is a process that has several components.

person climbing stairsHowever, don't think about them as start steps that get you directly from one point to another. 

GearsInstead think of them as interconnected parts. As each part moves you may need to adjust other parts for the best results. 

IDEA Steps

Identify Topic

Avoid broad topics

Examine topics for themes

Focus research on specific questions

Develop Research Strategy

Choose the most likely resources

Use focused keywords

Join keywords with helpful connecting terms

Explore Resources

Explore a variety of sources

Use tools available in the resources

Look at different types of media

Assess Results

Select results that are current and reputable

Meet the criteria of your assignment

Choose relevant results