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A Guide to Starting Your Research Project

Research Log

This tool is designed to be used from the beginning of your research project to help you keep track of and think about your research.

It's a tool to help you - so feel free to change it and use it to best suit your needs. Most importantly, it's designed to save you time, and help you put together a research project.

  • Keep track of where you have looked
  • Keep track of the words & subjects you've used - what worked, what didn't
  • Keep track of the sources you find
  • Think about what makes a source useful, and how you might use it in your project.

Part 1 is designed to help you as you are searching.

Part 2 is designed to help you as you engage with the sources you've found.

Part 3 is designed to help you test and exchange your ideas with a peer.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this module students will be able to

  • Apply 3 main concepts in the creation of a research question
  • Create a preliminary research plan using the Assignment Calculator Tool
  • Map your research using the research log tool
  • Assess the important features of an assignment utilizing the assignment worksheet technique
  • Evaluate a research question using Badke’s criteria