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Research techniques

Research is a way to get information about any subject, in order to find new information and depth of knowledge and it urges students to use information sources and references.

Research steps

1. Identifying the subject: select the theme, or browse the library catalog or the databases to choose the subject or the research problem. It’s is better to choose a specific or narrow subject to search about which is related to student courses.
2. Select the references: user must know the information resources that fit his needs and support his research; references can be in print format or electronic: books, encyclopedias, journals, databases….
3. Organize information: students must collect data and follow the research plan by selecting the title of the search, defining the research problem, writing the  hypothesis , analyzing the collected data,  writing the opinion and the conclusion in order to present the final results.
4. Reference list: the list contains the references and the information sources used. It might be in more than one language and provides bibliographic information.
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