Learning Objectives

At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
  • Identify specific elements of an effective written research strategy.
  • Formulate and state a research question.
  • Differentiate between a research topic and a report topic.
  • Identify the keywords or main concept in your topic.
  • Define a topic by broadening or narrowing the scope of your research.
  • Determine the information requirements of a research question, problem, or issue.
  • Recognize whether particular types of sources and formats are needed.
  • Recognize the need to organize, evaluate, and cite resources.
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