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African American Studies: Getting Started

Key resources and assistance for research in African American Studies.

GETTING STARTED

The Quality Research Process diagram

Phase 3: Information Analysis & Knowledge Production

  1. Analyze & Interpret sources 
  2. Formulate a thesis 
  3. Report findings & conclusions
     

Phase 2: Gathering Information & Building Knowledge

  1. Formulate research questions
  2. Identify search terms
  3. Collect sources to build knowledge 

Phase 1: Topic Development & Research Planning

  1. Identify a problem / choose a topic
  2. Gather background information
  3. Develop a hypothesis (NOT a thesis) 

START HERE. WORK UP. 


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