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Research Process

Explore the research process in this guided tutorial.

Introduction to Research

When you begin to research, you are entering into and participating in a scholarly conversation. In order to competently participate in any conversation, you need to ensure that you know what is going on and who is already saying what about the topic. Collecting and understanding the original research work of other scholars is essential, but the ultimate goal is to establish a new and unique point of view on the topic. The process you go through for research is not always straightforward and sometimes involves reframing your question and adjusting based on new information.

Research Help

Research Appointments are offered in support of individual research needs. Individual appointments are offered to students and faculty alike to address more sophisticated needs or specific tools/resources.