The Research Cycle
Watch this video to get a big picture view of what the research process looks like.
- Research Cycle:
- Creative Cycle: Are you a student in the arts (theater, visual art, creative writing, etc.)? Check out this picture of the Creative Cycle to get a big picture view of how the creative process works!
- Have students watch the video to get a big picture view of what research is like, then discuss your own research to give a concrete example of the scholarly conversations, methods, and ways of analyzing data that are common in your field.
- Use the Research Cycle video to help students read a journal article or academic book. Ask them to identify the central question, the themes in the scholarly conversation, the methods used, and how the evidence was analyzed to make connections between the reading and the Research Cycle video.
Research Cycle Interviews
Check out these videos of faculty talking about their research to see some concrete examples of what the Research Cycle looks like in practice. Interested in doing your own interview? Print off our Interview Guide (pdf)!