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Asian Studies : Research Methods

Guide for library resources supporting the Asian Studies Program

Sage Research Methods

Check the Project Planner for a tutorial on each of the Research Stages:

Sage Research Methods Help Page

There are also Research Tutorials developed by the Northeastern University Library staff.

What's the difference between a Research Topic and a Research Question?
Your research topic may be COVID-19 and African Americans.
 Search for information about these two topics for your literature review. Based on what you find, develop the research question. What about COVID-19 and African Americans?

Sample Research question:
What are the cardiovascular effects of COVID-19 on African-American women, who often face adverse health and economic disparities?  (This is an actual research project funded by the American Heart Association)

How do I choose a research topic?

Citations and Bibliographies

Keep track of your resources, it will help avoid plagiarism

Citation management tools will help with large research projects. Check the Library's guide to Citations and Bibliographies.

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