Before one actually researches, ideally there is a good deal of preliminary work completed.
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SAGE Research Methods supports beginning and advanced researchers at each step of a project, from developing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing and publishing the findings. The content encompasses the full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioral sciences as well as many methods of the hard sciences. Access includes cases, videos, datasets, and books.
Credo Reference includes many online reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other great sources for finding background information on your research topics. To use Credo Reference to develop your topic, you may want to try:
Here is a video that shows you how to use the Credo Mindmap, as well as a link to a mindmap about the author Pablo Neruda.