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7 Steps in The Research Process

  1. Develop a research question. Research questions should be able to be answered using a scientific method
  2. Do a literature review
  3. Develop a hypothesis. Should be theory based or data driven.
  4. Design the study
  5. Conduct the study
  6. Analyze the data
  7. Report the results


Includes five main parts/topics:

  1. Background
  2. Aim
  3. Method
  4. Results
  5. Conclusion

Often written last between 120 – 150 words. A structured abstract has more information and should be no less than 150 words.

Research Question

  1. Phenomenon – the problem you are looking to solve
  2. Focus – the variables or factors you are interested in
  3. Theory – the theory/concept that can solve the problem
  4. Identify a Gap – What is the gap in research this study solves (the value of the research).

The research question helps in forming one sentence that can describe your research.

Research Question Template

Phenomenon  Focus
TheoryIdentify Gap  
Reach Question (One Sentence):