Research is rarely a straightforward, step-by-step procedure. But considering your research project as a sequence of steps can help you to plan, organize, and carry out your project.
You may need to revisit some steps several times during the course of your project. For example, you may decide to revise your topic.
For more information, click on a step in the list below, or use the drop-down list on the Research Steps tab above. These steps are general guidelines. Modify them to fit your purposes.