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Graduate Technical Direction

A guide for DEP 6411-01

Starting to *Think* about Research

-Start with a topic

-Develop questions about the topic that are of interest to you

-Start your research to see what questions are viable

-Use Google/Wikipedia to start, with healthy skepticism

-Situate the question and develop a thesis statement 

-Start research again, with scholarly/authoritative sources

-Ask more questions

-Do more research

-Hit a roadblock, visit the librarian

Research is an iterative process.