As you engage in the research process, you will encounter the following major components.
Though the order may differ from what's listed below, these are vital pieces of conducting sound research.
Ask Questions / Inquiry
Conduct Preliminary Research
Gather & Evaluate Sources
Build Works Cited page
Workshop Draft for Structure & Voice
Revise & Refine Draft
Finalize Paper for Submission
Visualizing Your Process
The major components fit into the process outlined below, which indicates that the process is not linear. You may find a few sources and interpret them, only to develop new questions which lead to other sources, etc.