Nursing: Plan your search

Research lifecycle

Research Lifecycle <Image, Curtin university, CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0, viewed at: 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.

Formulate a question

Link to Formulate a question <Image, Public domain>

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

Address a topic

Link to Address a topic <Image, public domain>

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