Research is exploring, discovering, investigating. Research is NOT having the answer at the beginning. Problem-based inquiry is a thoughtful, iterative process. As you learn more, you circle back. Refocus your research question.
It's okay to start with Wikipedia for facts and and general understanding. See how a topic is subdivided. Then continue. Connect what you learn from your background research with your prior knowledge. Brainstorm. Ask: What do I think I know? What do I wonder? Why...? How...? Write a single research question to investigate.
Use Keywords from your background research for Search:
PRE-SEARCH - Find out before you decoding ona topic. Save time. Avoid frustration.
How much has been published on the topic?
Who are the leaders/experts in this field?
Context: Locate alternative viewpoints or national solutions What is working; what isn’t?
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Mind Map: Bubble.us visualize possible subtopics in your research