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Engineering - Bradford Campus

This guide is designed to assist students in Bradford's Engineering Program

The Research Process

  • Develop a topic that asks a question or poses a problem that interests you.
  • Select appropriate search terms for your subject.  Use the worksheet below for help.
  • Search PittCat and subject oriented databases.
  • Revise your topic. Determine how you will answer your question.
  • Evaluate your resources carefully!
  • When in doubt, contact your librarian.

Need Research Ideas?

Browse the latest research articles or the top research in professional organizations for research ideas.

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Critical Thinking Process For Research

Picture of Wheel with Critical Thinking in the middle surrounded by wheel spokes of: 1) Discover + Explore:   Look at your topic/issue more closely; start to be more directed and purposeful in seeking information. 2) Negotiate + Cooperate:   Consider different perspectives; engage in discussion with others. 3) Test + Revise:  Weigh up the evidence, test out different ideas and alternatives.  4) Integrate+ Apply: Bring together the various ideas that you have considered in order to consolidate and articulate new understanding(s),  5) Inform + Describe:  Begi nto clarify what you need to know, what you already know, and what information you have about your issue/topic

 

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