Describe crisply and clearly what the end result of the learners' activities will be. Describe the task as being in two stages:
First, the students (whether individually or in partners) will define what caliber of information is wanted and will research it.
Second, with the information found in the research process, students will compile the necessary information into a nicely formatted product.
It is helpful in this step to give a bulleted list of the general items to be found, for example,
If the final product involves using some tool (e.g., HyperStudio, the Web, video), mention it here.
Don't list the steps that students will go through to get to the end point. That belongs in the Process section.