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How to do a Research Project: 6 Steps

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“If students imagine completing a research project in three months, I ask them to come and see me. And they later un-imagine it,” came my professor’s reply.

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She is patient with me, she knows my shortcomings and she always motivates me even if I am unable to see myself progressing. Having such a supervisor makes this journey very comfortable and easy.

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Your topic could be the best in the field, but do you have enough resources to finish the project? The question you must be asking yourself is: can I afford that much time and money? If not, then no matter how brilliant your idea is, you need to think of something else.

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You should have a timeline set out in the first week, stating targets that you must achieve throughout the duration of your research project. Ask your supervisor about what kind of targets you should set and try to achieve these on a weekly basis.

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If you’re unsure how to write a thesis, the best advice I can give is not to leave the writing stage until last. Documenting the whole process as you go will help you finalize the project. So even if it seems raw, keep on writing and get regular feedback from your supervisor.

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