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Speech Communication: Getting Started

Subject Research Guide -- Speech Communication Studies Department

The Basic Steps of Research

Research may follow a linear path, although at times you may have to go back to review where you are in the process.  Here is a basic list of steps you may use to help you navigate through the process.

  • Choose your topic
  • Decide what type and format of information you will need
  • Gather the information you need
  • Evaluate what you've found
  • Organize your information
  • Write your paper
  • Cite the research used in your paper