IRIS 42: Information and Research Instruction Suite for two-year colleges

The Research Process

Analyze Content

Imagine that you have collected a stack of articles, a pile of books, and a list links to web sites. Analyze Content Puzzle Piece

Now it's time to read through this information and try to make sense of it. In this phase, you delve deeper into your sources to uncover answers and draw conclusions by reading or skimming the articles, books, and other information you found. Researchers usually take notes to keep track of information and sources.

This phase often leads to more questions. When it does, return to other parts of the process armed with background information you’ve gathered, keywords you’ve brainstormed, or new questions that need answers.

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