Planning your research - key questions 2

Step 2: How? Where? Who?
  • How do I find out what I want to know?
  • Where can I get the information I need?
  • Who do I need to ask? (not just your tutor, but don't forget your subject librarian - they can help!) 
  • Choose your methodology
  • quantitative or numbers information
  • qualitative in-depth explanatory information
  • case studies
  • site visits or observation
  • participatory research
Step 3: When?
  • When do all the different parts of the research need to be done?
  • List all your research work areas
  • Map them against a timeline
  • Develop a work plan

Our section on writing a research proposal will help you with this and other issues associated with research.

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