Research: Techniques and Tools
We will now examine
the details of the research process. Having read about the what, why,
and where of research, you will now learn about the how
- How do I create
a thesis statement?
- How do I find
information about my topic?
- How do I search
When you understand
the principles of databases, gathering information for your research will
become much easier. Note that the "classical model" of doing
research presented in this section is most suited to the humanities and
social sciences. While the general points outlined here will be useful
for any research paper, it might be necessary to modify them for other
An important point
to remember about the research process is that the most effective course
of action with a large assignment is to break it down into manageable
parts. Above all else, get an early start. This will give you more time
for getting each sub-task right.