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Research Process: A Step-By-Step Guide: Step 1: Develop a Topic

This guide walks you through the steps of the research process.

Developing a Topic

Developing a good research question can sometimes be the most difficult part of the research process. If you are struggling, follow these links:

At a loss? 

This Thinking Toolmodified for our purposes from an original created by the University of Virginia Library, can help you develop a topic or further define your assigned topic:

Helpful Tutorials

Selecting a Topic - Video Overview

From North Carolina State University:

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