YM 4980 Leadership and Management for Youth Ministry (Seversen)

The Research Process

The Research Process

Nearly every research project has 9 main steps:

1. Defining a Topic

2. Developing a Researchable Research Question

3. Designing Your Research and Choosing Your Method

Examples: Survey, Questionnaires, Narrative Research, Observational Research, Mixed Methods, Case Study, Interviews, Literature Review, Ethnography, etc.

4. Researching Ethically and Safely

5. Reviewing the Literature

6. Doing Fieldwork/Gathering Data

7. Analyzing Your Data/Findings

8. Writing Up

9. Dissemination

[Borrowed from Marielle McNeal]