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Education Research Tutorial: Introduction

Step-by-step guide to conducting research in education

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Welcome to this Guide to Research in Education.  The information in this LibGuide may be used in a step-by-step fashion to help anyone who is conducting research in education.  You may also choose to view information at any point along the way--such as help finding articles or dissertations.  This guide is designed to assist University of Central Missouri library users who are conducting education research.  

Much of the information in this tutorial was modeled after the Education Research Tutorial created by Dr. Jane Agee, School and Education, and Yu-Hui Chen, University Libraries, at the University of Albany, State University of New York, and was created with the authors’ permission. 

Doing research can be a challenge.  I hope this page will provide a starting point for education research by guiding you through the process.  Tips for developing research statements and examples of effective searches are also included.

Remember to visit the Reference Desk for assistance with your research.  Reference personnel are available in person, and by phone, email, and chat.  It's a good place to get help with your research.  If you'd like to set up a research appointment with me, please email me at    


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Barbara Wales
James C. Kirkpatrick Library 2454

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