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Getting Started with Research- About this Section

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Getting Started with Research (Section Module) contains videos, tutorials, and quizzes. Complete the module in the listed order.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the value of pre-research

  • Understand the process of in-depth research, outlining, and writing and the cyclical nature of research

  • How to gather background information using Google and Wikipedia

  • Determine the scope and depth of research focus

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