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Design Thesis

A research plan is essentially a map or description of the research you are planning on undertaking. A traditional research plan includes: topic, background, objectives, methods, data and execution. It should also demonstrate that the author is familiar with his/her topic and related research. Essentially, a research plan tells those people approving your research project, exactly what you are going to do and how you're going to archive it. 

This can involve:

  • stating your topic
  • How you are going to search (the keywords you plan on using)
  • where you plan on searching (names of databases & websites)
  • what kinds of materials you are going to search (articles, market reports, statistics, governmental information)

Below you will find some useful links and tools to preparing your research plan. 

The following to videos, pulled out of the Lynda.com course Learning Design Research, will help you understand how to put together a Design Research Plan - by presenting a challenge and the solution to creating this kind of document. 

**Note: You may need to click on the video's title below to open the video when viewing off campus.**