Be a Better Researcher
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Research Skills for COM 252
The research process typically includes 5 broad steps. Most often you complete one step before moving onto the next. However, there may be times when you will need to return to a previous step or complete multiple steps simultaneously.
Step 1. Develop Your Topic : Developing a good research question can sometimes be the most difficult part of the research process
Step 2. Search Strategies : What is a search term? Brainstorm for ideas
Step 3. Find Credible and Relevant Sources : Learn the difference between Popular and Scholarly Sources
Step 4. Evaluate Information : Learn how to determine if a source is reliable and appropriate for your assignment
Step 5. About Plagiarism
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