The best way to complete your research project is to get started on it right away. That's what this tutorial is about. It provides a few simple suggestions to help you get going.
Make no mistake. Research is a very demanding activity. Even the greatest expert can still learn a lot about the research process. But, since every journey begins with a single step, let's get started:
- Use reference books to get an overview and to identify key books and articles.
- Use books to get synoptic detail and depth.
- Use newspaper, magazine, and journal articles to add detail and subtlety.
After you work through these 3 steps, you'll be ready to wrap things up by writing a really outstanding research paper.