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STEM - General Research Guide: The Research Process

Why Research?

To see what has been done before, and what has NOT been done.

  • Build on prior research
    • Publications
    • Grant applications
  • Establish your expertise and knowledge
    • Current research + background
  • Evidence to support/refute an argument
  • Specific information needs (e.g. chemical safety, costs)
  • Replicate something within the research
    • Procedures/methods
    • Data comparisons

Research is a process...

research process