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Doctorate of Education in Policy, Planning, & Administration

A research guide for Ed.D. students.

Getting Started

Unsure where to start with a research assignment? Here are some steps to follow:

  1. Pick a topic that interests you, is researchable, and fits your assignment needs.
  2. Create a research question to help you critically analyze your topic. Some background research on your topic may be needed to do so.
  3. Develop a search strategy using relevant databases, keywords, and database tools like Subject terms and date ranges.
  4. Review and evaluate search results. You'll likely have to do multiple searches to find everything you need.

Need help? Make an appointment with the Education Librarian.

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