Before selecting a topic or starting your research, make sure you understand your assignment. Consider:
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Once you have selected an initial topic, the next step is to develop research questions. You'll do this by using probing questions, which go beyond just collecting basic facts.
Good research questions often ask HOW or WHY questions.
Questions that be answered with a quick web search or in a single sentence are probably not great research questions. If Siri can answer your question, you need to revise your research question.
Once you have developed some research questions and identified some keywords, the next step is to find background information on your topic. Background research:
Leads to additional sources of information.
You can find background information from: