How will you get the information you need to answer your question?
Will you simply integrate what you have found with your own personal thoughts on the topic?
Will you analyze someone else's data?
Will you design your own experiment?
Borrow from Existing Research
During your research, you may have found existing studies that you can use as models. You can take the method from one study and apply it to a new population. Or, you can take parts of several studies' methods and create a new method. You may use these methods or find a whole new way to answer your question.
Plan to Get Consent
The U.S. values choice and participant rights. You will need to also plan how you will get consent if you will be doing research with or about humans. You will need to explain what your project is and how it might affect people who participate. People can then decide if they want to participate or not.