The research process
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This chapter concerns the research process – the sequence of activities that takes you from the start of a research project to publication. The research process is often portrayed as a sequence of activities, such as the 11-step process described in Chapter 2. In reality, the process is not always linear as there are often multiple iterations between the activities. Nevertheless, it makes sense pedagogically to use a linear conception of the research process as our guide in this chapter, particularly since the starting and ending points are clear, regardless of what happens in the middle.