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Resource Guide for Literacy Tutors at Okanagan College

TIP: The Research Process

  • Plan your search
  • Identify sources
  • Locate materials
  • Evaluate materials
  • Synthesize
  • Organize 
  • Apply research           

TIP: Research Strategies

Plan and follow a research strategy - it will save you time and frustration!

Step 1: Define your assignment/project
What do you need to do? What are the most important concepts in your assignment/project?

Step 2: Focus your research
What questions do you want your research to answer? What information do you need to support and develop your ideas?

Step 3: Develop your keywords
What words and phrases describe the areas and concepts your are researching? You will use these words and phrases to search for resources.

Step 4: Identify your resources
Who would collect the information you want and where would that information be published/available?

Start identifying your resources by using OC Library subject and course guides. If you have any questions, just ask!

Good research requires time, planning, patience, and flexibility. This Research, Writing and Citing guide will help you learn more about the research process.

Research strategy adapted from University of B.C.’s David Lam Management Research Library’s Jump-Starting My Research (Undergraduate) guide.  (Taken from OC Business Management LIBGuide.)

 

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