Research Process


There are many different approaches to research and many models are used to conduct a research process.

Although not always completely linear, the following six steps have been designed to support student research in the i21 classroom. The steps outline an effective process for finding information for a research paper or final product and documenting the sources used.
1.   Read
      2. Select 
            an issue or topic for research
            3. Develop
                    a theory about the information - a working thesis
                  4. Gather 
 information to support or redefine your thesis
                          5. Synthesize                                 
                                 the information - make it your ow
                                 6. Create
                                        your product - draft, revise, edit, publish, and evaluate