In this phase, students and supervisors often meet frequently to establish a plan for the student to learn the ethical and methodological practices of their discipline, then moving on to reading, designing a project, collecting data, and writing.
Highlights of this subsection
Integrity and ethical practice: discussing ethical standards and misconduct with your supervisor/supervisee
Developing a conception of research: dispelling myths about the purpose and practice of research
Defining the research topic: using concept mapping can help visualize and organize ideas
Reading and writing: increasing opportunities to practise these important skills