The Research Cycle

Watch this video to get a big picture view of what the research process looks like.

Instructor Ideas

  • 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.

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