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Lesson 2: What is the Research Process?
The research process has a beginning and an end, with many stages or steps in between. Each one of these steps is built upon the foundation of information. Brainstorming ideas, searching for resources, and analyzing ideas are all information-based activities. Just like DNA is the building blocks of life, information is the building blocks of the research process. That’s why learning how to find, evaluate, and use information is essential to successfully engaging in and completing the research process.
Sound like a lot? Well, it is. But fear not: you can easily manage the research process by dividing it into six major steps.