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Soil Science: The Research Process

This Guide is designed to support the research needs of Environmental Soil and Water Science students at West Virginia University.

Research Process

Thanks to Professor Louis McDonald for letting me use this graphic here.

Search Logbook

Just as you use an Experimental Lab or Field Book to track your field research, it's a good idea to track your library research with a logbook, as well.

The Science Information Cycle

Scientific research is a process of generating, testing, and reviewing, and publishing information. Scientific information is generated over time and is always being reviewed and revised as new information and new data change our understanding of how and why things happen. Thanks to Linda Blake for permission to use this graphic.