Midwifery: Plan your search

Research lifecycle

Research Lifecycle <Image, Curtin university, CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0, viewed at: http://libguides.library.curtin.edu.au/c.php?g=202426&p=1333220Research can be cyclical. This image from Curtin University Library, shows the stages.

When you first start researching, you must either:

  • Form a question/topic; or
  • Address a topic already provided for you

Click the images in the boxes to the right to learn more.

Link to Formulate a question <Image, Public domain>

Learn how to create a research question, or topic, for your assignment

Link to Address a topic <Image, public domain>

Prepare a search strategy to address a specific topic or research question