Starting any project is always difficult. A research paper is not an exception. When the topic is unfamiliar, it is difficult at first to orient how to open it. In order for the work to be initially interesting and not stopping, and the result was pleased, it is important to know how to write a research paper step by step? How and where to start? These and many other questions are answered in this material.
Stages of the paper can be identified eight. Let us consider in stages how to write a research paper step by step. An example: paper on psychology on the topic “Marital conflicts”.
1. The choice of topics: students usually choose from the list proposed by the department, but they have the right to choose their own, if certain material is collected on it. For example, if you are fond of family psychology, you can choose the topic “Marital conflicts.”
2. Preparation of an indicative plan of research and a schedule for the implementation of scientific work: the scientific apparatus is determined, the methods and techniques of the study are selected, a schedule for executing the research paper is drawn up with an indication of the sequence and content of the stages, and the time frame for their completion.
3. Selection of literature: looking for sources in the library, looking at subject and alphabetical catalogs, as well as on the Internet, making, for example, in the search engine the topic of the paper – “Marital conflicts”. Do not forget about journal articles.
4. Drawing up a list of literary sources: the selected printed literature and Internet resources should be recorded in a separate notebook, and even more conveniently on the cards, which makes it possible to quickly and easily classify records according to different principles and add new sources. In the card, the following is noted: completely bibliographic data, on the reverse side you can record your thoughts, quotes, etc.
5. Study of selected sources: general familiarization with the source – identification of issues, key issues and conclusions. Records can be in the form of a plan, annotations, summaries.
6. Refinement of the research plan (program): a preliminary analysis of the literature has been carried out; it remains to clarify the research plan and methodology with the supervisor.
7. Implementation of the practical part of the study: conducting a survey.
8. Writing the text directly: the plan is being polished — the plan is completed, a draft is created (first, the main part, then the practical part, conclusions and introduction). Draft views supervisor, making edits. And finally, paper editing.