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BIOL 203 Introduction to Ecology (Fall 2017 - Sharon Mansiere)

Step 4 - Why is Conducting Background Research So Important?

Conducting background research provides you with critical information about the topic you are studying, such as, highlighting and expanding upon foundational studies conducted in the past, describing important historical events that inform you why and in what ways the research topic exists, and defining key components of your study including:

  •  Key concepts;
  •  Key people;
  •  Key places; and
  •  Key things that have taken place regarding this research topic.

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