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NUR 214: Introductory Nutrition: Creating a Research Plan

Creating a Research Plan

Make your search for resources more useful by using the Create a Research Plan worksheet:

Create a Research Plan (Blank)  Click on the "Use this template" button in the top left corner of the Research Plan to either type in it or print the blank form.

Create a Research Plan (Example used in class)


  • Pose your topic in the form of a statement OR a question.
  • Choose 2-4 most important terms (keywords) drawn directly from your research statement/question and write each in the Keywords column in separate boxes.
  • In the synonyms column, write at least ONE synonym, or related term (broader or narrower) for each keyword.

Tip:  For ideas for synonyms/related terms, write down in the Synonyms/Related Terms column any subject headings from a helpful article to use as potential search terms.

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