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Qualities of Great Research

Updated: Dec 13, 2020

Successful research follows a clear methodology.

When planning research including case studies, you must have and follow a clear and thorough process.


"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. " -Zora Neale Hurston

Steps for Creating Research


  1. Define a clear statement of the research problem being addressed.

  2. List convincing reasons/rational for the importance of the research problem.

  3. Thoroughly and comprehensively review related research providing a rationale for why the research problem needs to be addressed as described and proposed.

  4. Outline a clear statement of the procedure to be used to study the research problem – who will be studied, what information will be collected, what treatment will be administered (if appropriate), what comparisons will be made, what analysis of data will be conducted – with a convincing rationale.

  5. Clearly report findings and limitations.

  6. Make recommendations for further study (next steps).

  7. Create a bibliography of cited literature relating/used in the study.


What research questions/topics do you have that need further investigation?

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