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PSY 347 Animal Behavior Lab

Adult golden retriever holding stick in mouth while puppy golden attempts to pull on it. Titled "Animal Behavior"

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