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RESEARCH PROCESS by Mind Map: RESEARCH PROCESS
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RESEARCH PROCESS

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Step 2: Formulate thesis statement

Step 1: Select topic

Consult a guide on how to select a topic, if needed

Choose broad topic area

Conduct background reading on topic in order to narrow it down

Encyclopedias

Other reference books

Websites

Narrow topic down

Step 3: Formulate search strategy

Determine essential concepts

Brainstorm synonyms

Formulate search statement (ANDs, ORs)

Select which databases and other sources to consult

Step 4: Conduct search & evaluate results

Execute search in chosen database(s)

Look at results; email, print, download articles of interest

Revise search strategy if needed

If using websites, evaluate each