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REST 325: Race & Criminal Justice Policy (Tilton): Research Process

Research Process

  • Research doesn't happen in a straight line from start (assignment prompt) to finish (polished paper/presentation).
  • Research includes finding background information to help you shape your ideas.
  • Research incorporates analyses from journalists and scholars, whose ideas help you reframe and revise your research questions.
  • Research includes making evaluative decisions about which and whose perspectives to incorporate into your own scholarship.


 

From Topic to Research Questions

                                                                      

Learn more about narrowing a topic and developing a research question.

Choosing & Using Keywords

Popular & Scholarly Sources: The Information Cycle