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Step 1: Choose a broad topic
Step 2: Get an overview of the topic
Step 3: Narrow the topic
Step 4: Develop a thesis
Step 5: Formulate questions and brainstorm keywords to guide research
Step 6: Select and evaluate sources
Step 7: Take notes and evaluate evidence
Step 8: Reflect on notes and establish conclusions
Step 9: Create a product to teach others about your topic
Step 10: Evaluate your final product

Research steps developed from the Pitts/Stripling Research Model & Christopher Lehman's Energize Research Reading & Writing