Step 2 – Collect information
As you advance your research, monitor your progress and periodically report to your sponsor (and, if appropriate, to your readers and other stakeholders). This will ensure that you stay oriented and make good use of your time and means. It also will help you gain buy-in and win approval of your completed project.
Be accountable. Focus on what is important. Research can be recreation, true; but if you have made a commitment to complete your assignment by a set time, then you must work on your task and not get distracted.