Introduction to Research (Internet OER Textbook)
Butler, Walter D, Aloha Sargent, Kelsey Smith, Cynthia M. Cohen, Cynthia M. Orozco, and Xiaoyang Behelndorf. Introduction to College Research. , 2021. Internet resource.
The first step in the research process is to choose a topic.
Making sure that you understand your assignment will save you time and will help you earn a better grade. Understanding what you need to do and prioritizing your time is also a transferable skill that will enable you to succeed professionally.
In this step, you start off with a general question, problem, idea or interest. You are beginning to set the scope of your project.
Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you brainstorm ideas about what you would like to research: