Research is an ongoing, iterative conversation between researchers, experts, instructors, and students.  As you work on your assignments and move through the cyclical steps of the research process, remember that knowledge is always changing and growing, and that it is very important to cite the authors involved so that we can keep track of who said what in the research conversation.  Your role in the scholarly conversation is just starting, and there are so many ideas to explore!


Here are some additional related tutorials that you might find helpful as you begin your research.

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2019 Graduate Student Research Institute. (2019). Research as Conversation. W Canvas.

McNamara, D. J. (2015). The fifty year rehabilitation of the egg. Nutrients, 7(10), 8716-8722. 10.3390/nu7105429

OkStateLibrary (2016). Inform your thinking: Episode 1 – research as conversation. Youtube.

Santos, M. K. G. (n.d.). The seven steps of the research process. TeacherPH.



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