6 simple ways to do a research project

Steps by steps on how to do a research project

  1. Get or find the right supervisor

You may be assigned to one at undergraduate level.

  1. Don’t be shy, ask!
  1. didn’t try to hide your feeling
  2. communicate with your supervisor
  3. asking questions because “No question is stupid,”
  1. Select the right topic
  1. Your topic will determine your project.
  2. It should be interesting
  3. Never rely on others to recommend for you a topic for research.
  4. Try to read and think a lot
  1. Keep your plan realistic
  1. Your topic could be the best in the field, but do you have enough resources to finish the project?
  2. Look at your time frame
  3. Consider the methodology
  4. Can I afford that much time and money?


  1. Prepare a project timeline
  1. Having a project timeline is everything.
  2. It keeps you on track all the time.
  3. You should have a timeline set out in the first week,
  4. Important to have a schedule,
  5. Ask your supervisor about what kind of targets you should set
  1. Write, write and write
  1. Write and read lots about every stage of your research to have true understanding before writing.
  2. I have all the information in hand.
  3. Make notes of whatever you read.
  4. Documenting the whole process as you go will help you finalize the project in a very effective way.

These are some general rules that apply to every research project. You will definitely have to alter a few things here and there depending on your area of interest and your topic. I wish you good luck for this. And if you need to talk to me, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. Finally, remember that persistence is the key. You may feel like giving up when things go off track, but stick with it and you’ll not only emerge with a completed project, you’ll also gain lots of invaluable skills along the way.


Zain, N. (2015). How to do a Research Project: 6 Steps. Retrieved November 14, 2016 from              http://www.topuniversities.com/blog/how-do-research-project-6-steps

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