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I.S. - The Research Process


The following is an outline of this section, with links to each of the pages. To begin reading the lesson, scoll down past the outline:

  • THE RESEARCH PROCESS
  • THE RESEARCH PAPER
  • Theories Underlying Information Studies

  • Post Test
  • Course Evaluation


    What is research?

    Research is simply the process of finding information. The method is formalized for those who must locate a LOT of information.

    The process...

    The process normally involves the following steps:


    Do a timeline.. NOW!

    You need to set up the timetable immediately--as soon as the project is assigned--the same day! You will want plenty of time to work on it. Here is a sample timetable. You will fill in the dates and notes (based on Thiroux).

    Research Timeline

    Project Title:
    Due Date:
    Class:

    Due
    Date
    Date
    Completed
    Process
    Step
    Notes
    blank space blank space Setting up a timeline blank space
    blank space blank space Finding a subject/topic blank space
    blank space blank space Developing a strategy blank space
    blank space blank space Doing research blank space
    blank space blank space Refining the search blank space
    blank space blank space Reading, notes blank space
    blank space blank space Generating ideas blank space
    blank space blank space Adjusting the scope blank space
    blank space blank space Research again blank space
    blank space blank space Creating outline blank space
    blank space blank space Fill outline from notes blank space
    blank space blank space First draft blank space
    blank space blank space Revising blank space
    blank space blank space Collaborating blank space
    blank space blank space Revising blank space
    blank space blank space Editing blank space
    blank space blank space Proofreading blank space
    blank space blank space Final copy to turn in blank space


    Now, let's look at
    Strategy


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