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What is Research?



re·search: noun \ri-ˈsərch, ˈrē-ˌ\

1 : careful or diligent search

2 : studious inquiry or examination; especially : investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of new facts, or practical application of such new or revised theories or laws

3 : the collecting of information about a particular subject

Research is an ongoing, non-linear process with the following key components:

1. Choosing a Topic
2. Planning your Search
3. Finding & Evaluating Information
4. Citing & Writing

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