Analyse the context of the topic; which includes research for background knowledge for the topic (setting the scene for the question) including reference to their work relevant to the topic and research into relevant existing research and discussion of conclusions made (Literature review)
Plan your research, including the research question
Collect data, which includes research for already existing data or or the preparation of a questionnaire to collect new data.
Decide which analytical methods to use and carry out the analysis.
Discuss the results and draw conclusion, which includes linking your work to already existing research.
Reflect upon what you have learnt and how you will improve upon your future research.