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Island Medical Program - Librarian Support for Your Research

Research Tools

The research cycle

The research cycle is rarely linear and often some (or all) stages will need to be revisited. Remember too that different disciplines and research topics may employ different approaches to research, which will impact on the process.

Click on each stage for some of the key considerations.

Research Cycle

Develop Research Question

A research question provides a focus and specifies the purpose of the research: