Through a research project, you learn how to:
Research is a methodical investigation into a subject.
The purpose is discovery, to check facts, and/or reach new conclusions. “Methodical” means there’s a method to the madness. Research requires that you use multiple sources. You can’t verify facts if you only use one source. If your paper has a thesis, you will use your research to prove an argument and form a conclusion.
Research is not:
These 10 steps correspond with the Tabs above: