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An Overview: The Research Process

The research process is complex and multilayered. This tutorial provides an overview and some practical strategies you can use.

Categorizing Topic Information

Another strategy to decide what to research is to categorize your topic information.

You can create a list of different aspects of the topic (example 1). Or do it visually to identify connections to different aspects of your topic (example 2). This is often referred to as mind mapping or brain mapping.

Example 1 - Identifying Key Aspects

Example 2 - Mind Map


Looking for online mind mapping tools? Here are some suggestions.