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COM 356

COM 356: Media Criticism over a close up of a person using a stylus on a tablet

Steps of the Research Process

Remember that research is a process, and following these steps will:

  • Make writing easier and faster
  • Lessen the chance of accidental plagiarism
  • Ensure that you begin with a focused, narrow topic

Use the tabs on the left to navigate through each step of the research process.

  1. Develop a topic
  2. Conduct preliminary research
  3. Formulate a research question
  4. Find sources
  5. Evaluate your sources