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COM 252: Topic Development: Getting Started

How to develop your research topic on Interpersonal Communication.

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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