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Start Your Research - A Self-Guided Tutorial

A tutorial to take you through the research process.

8 - Research Cycle

A Cycle of Revolving Research

When first learning about a topic you can start and move to any point in the research cycle depending on the type of information you need.

Types of Information: Reference Material = Basic Facts and overview of topic ; Newspapers & Magazines = Interviews and details from time of event. Editorials or opinion based analysis ; Books = Background and in-depth information ; Academic Articles = Scholarly research and analysis

Detailed description of, A Cycle of Revolving Research