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You will need to be able to do research for a variety of projects and papers during your time studying at Vanderbilt. Research is a process that involves several steps. Look at the diagram below to see the typical steps you will take when doing a research project.
As a graduate or professional student, you likely already have experience with research at the university level. So, how can this guide help? This guide can refresh your knowledge about academic research and help you get to speed with APA citation style (the primary style used at Peabody), become familiar with the type of research products at Peabody (such as white papers, using grey literature, etc.), and create a plan for organizing your capstone or thesis research.
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