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CH360 Hazardous Waste & Modern Industrial Processes

Welcome to Centennial College's CH360 research guide. This guide will introduce you to the processes and resources needed to successfully complete your papers and assignments.

Activity: Start Writing

1. Individually, write more about your topic, then share with the person beside you and give feedback on different perspectives on each others topic.

In Lino below, write a response to the following prompts:

  • what do you already know about your topic?
  • What do you want to know / need to know in order to complete your project on your topic?

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Developing a Research Question: Another Example

Turning your topic into a Research Question

• Helps to narrow it to a manageable scope
• Allows you to identify a problem that can guide your searching

Broad Topic:

Environmental Antibiotics

Narrow Topic: 

Environmental antibiotics and waste management treatment plans for wastewater

General Question:

How do wastewater plants manage the influx of environmental antibiotics?
Do environmental antibiotics impact the ability of waste water treatment plants to supply clean water.
After further research, the question may evolve and so will your thesis. 


Environmental antibiotics does impact the ability of waste water treatment plants to supply clean water. 


There is a proper disposal waste management system that is effective for environmental antibiotics.

Environmental antibiotics threatens the environment and our water supply.  


CH360 Research Project

Step 1: Mind map your keywords and your research trajectory. Maybe do a search and find some items. Is there a government page on your topic? Is there an article on you topic? Use to mind map and save links to your research. 

Research as Inquiry

Research as Inquiry refers to an understanding that research is iterative and depends upon asking increasingly complex or new questions whose answers prompt additional questions or lines of inquiry in any field.

  • Formulate questions for research appropriate to scope and based on information gaps
  • Evaluate information from a variety of perspectives in order to shape your own knowledge base
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