You can facilitate the research process
by asking the right questions before you begin. Interviewing
the person asking for the research also gives you an
opportunity to educate him or her about the kinds of
information you can find, how long it takes and what it
costs. The information you obtain during the interview might
also shed light on how to start the research. This section
of the CIR teaching Web reviews the research interview
process, discusses the importance of obtaining identifying
information and suggests strategies for getting started. It
also provides a few canned examples of investigative
research questions and answers.
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