Health, Athletic Training, Recreation, and Kinesiology (HARK): Home

Librarian

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Tammy Hines
Contact:
Longwood University
Greenwood Library 126
Redford & Race Streets
Farmville VA 23909
434.414.1107

Determining Your Assignment

Before selecting a topic, you must understand the given assignment. Start by asking yourself the questions provided below. Your responses will guide you in the right direction.

  1. What kind of information do I need? (records, background, statistics...)
  2. How much information do I need?
  3. How much time am I allotted for this assignment?
  4. Where would I like to find information? (books, articles, the web, etc.)
  5. How am I relating the information? (in a paper, speech, class presentation...)
  6. Who is my audience?

The Research Process

Research can be really intimidating, especially if you do not know where to start. Use this guide to help break your research experience down into managable steps, and don't forget to ask us for help at any point.