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SWL 201: Intro to Social Work & Social Welfare

SWL 201: Intro to Social Work and Social Welfare over a picture of a woman sitting beside a gray-haired man at a table.

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