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How To Do Research: Introduction

An introductory guide on the research process for graduate students.

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Welcome, CSU Students

This guide will take you through the steps of the research process and give you tips and strategies to assist you on your research journey.

The tabs at the top of this guide are designed to guide you through the stages of the research process. Remember that the research process is iterative; instead of moving through the process sequentially, as in a checklist, you may repeat the steps of the process as necessary in order to discover the best information to support your research topic. 

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