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Advanced Research Skills: Psychology

Advanced Research Skills: Psychology

Getting Started

Background Research

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some mind-mapping exercises that will help you identify key terms related to your topic. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your search terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.


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Make a Plan

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

 

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