Steps in Research Process

Transcript by Jeremy Lineberry

This infographic shows the order of the steps in the research process. Research should go in the following order:

Define the Problem
Select a topic for research.
Review the Literature
Familiarize yourself with existing research on the topic.
Select a Research Design
Choose one or more research methods observation, equipment, or surveys.
Formulate a Hypothesis
What do you intend to test? What is the relationship among the variables?
Carry Out the Research
Collect your data and record information.
Interpret Your Results
Workout the implications of the data you collect.
Report the Research Findings
What is their significance? How do they relate to previous findings?
Repeat
Your findings are registered and discussed in the wider academic community, leading perhaps to the initiation of further research.