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POLS-110: Introduction to Politics

Research 101

The steps illustrated in the figure are intended to provide you with a structured approach to identify and manage the appropriate information for your research paper. You may be tempted to skip the first steps -- most of us have been found guilty at some point of this infraction -- but research is an iterative process, each subsequent step building upon the information acquired earlier.

How Information is Produced

Toronto Metropolitan University has produced a thought-provoking and information graphic that represents how long it takes to produce many of the sorts of media we consume in academia, and further asserts that the longer it takes to produce a scholarly work the higher the level of evidence it can be ascribed. Food for thought.