Answered By: Hayley Hughes
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2018     Views: 393

Research is the process of searching carefully, with a method, so that you can answer a question. It is a broader activity than finding out a fact and more focused than reading widely around a subject. Research can include reading primary or secondary sources, finding information in books or peer reviewed journals, conducting interviews and studies, and more.

For a brief explanation of research basics, see this presentation. 

 

 

For more information about research, please see our helpful Library Skills for Research Skill Unit.

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