Research is an iterative process, meaning it's repetitive but you learn as you move forward and make changes. It's more cyclical than straightforward or linear. Use the side navigation to learn about each of the steps of the process, and don't be afraid to jump around between steps.
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Sometimes you have too many ideas... or you have no idea where to begin.
Watch this short video from NC State University Libraries about choosing a research topic.