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ESU201  5 Steps for an Investigation
Bryan L. Aivazian

You will follow an established format for this investigation, one that is used in many types of research. The process involves five basic tasks.

1. Brainstorm connections - as big a list as possible

2. Research as many of the connections as possible

3. Construct a balanced argument for and against either side

4. Eventually one side will present the more convincing argument

5. Present your findings and conclusions

Although you will be working with one or two partners as a team, each person wlll be responsible for all aspects of the the project. Additionally, you will be evaluated on how well you follow these steps, so you will need to document your efforts at each level thoroughly.

More details on each of the five steps are provided on the following pages.

 Step:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9