Taking the time right at the beginning of your research project to plan what you will be doing and how you can best carry that out. It will save you a lot of unnecessary worry and concern. Below are general information and links. See also the Data Management section under this tab.
The first thing is to have a full grasp of exactly what is required in your research project.
You'll also want to organize your research project work schedule
If you are deployed, doing double-duty as a parent who works, are a single parent, working in a small space, or do not have a permanent location for your research project, you are probably already skilled at having to find a smaller than ideal space to do your studying.
Take some time to organize your workspace
When doing a research project, it will be more important than ever to keep your workspace neat and organized. Your goal from the outset is to make sure that everything you need is always there when you sit down to work.
Here are some ideas for keeping your materials and yourself organized.
Organizing your computer files at the start will help you stay organized as you do your research.
Authored by David Byrne
(The info pages are also available in PDF for download.)