Before you find sources to evaluate, it's important to understand the steps of the research process so you know what to expect when searching for information to evaluate. The image below outlines the basic steps of the research process.
You're welcome to use this worksheet to guide you through the research process. ENG_152_research worksheet-1.pdf
The video in the next section talks about steps 2 and 3 of the research process: identifying the main concepts of a research question, then brainstorming keywords to help your research. We'll use the same sample research question throughout this module: How does social media advertising influence consumers?