Steps by steps on how to do a research project
- Get or find the right supervisor
You may be assigned to one at undergraduate level.
- Don’t be shy, ask!
- didn’t try to hide your feeling
- communicate with your supervisor
- asking questions because “No question is stupid,”
- Select the right topic
- Your topic will determine your project.
- It should be interesting
- Never rely on others to recommend for you a topic for research.
- Try to read and think a lot
- Keep your plan realistic
- Your topic could be the best in the field, but do you have enough resources to finish the project?
- Look at your time frame
- Consider the methodology
- Can I afford that much time and money?
- Prepare a project timeline
- Having a project timeline is everything.
- It keeps you on track all the time.
- You should have a timeline set out in the first week,
- Important to have a schedule,
- Ask your supervisor about what kind of targets you should set
- Write, write and write
- Write and read lots about every stage of your research to have true understanding before writing.
- I have all the information in hand.
- Make notes of whatever you read.
- 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