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Doing Research: Getting Started

Walking through the Research Process

Research is "formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose" (Hurston, 1942, p. 143).

Hurston, Zora Neale. (1942) Dust tracks on a road. J.B. Lippincott & Co.

Each research project has it's own needs and requirements. An organized process makes research quicker and more thorough. This guide explains the steps and gives useful resources to help achieve your research goals.

The Elements of Research

Research Process graphic derived from ​
Garrett-Tripp Library. (2019, January). 
How to do research: A step-by-step guide: Get started. 
Elmira College. Retrieved from

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