You will probably hear most of these advice multiple times throughout your research process because they are REALLY important and they will REALLY help you a lot if you take them into account.Here are some advice from my experience:
1. Work with a partner, but be careful in choosing a partner because you will have to collaborate a lot for the following 10 weeks and don't make your life difficult by choosing a partner you don't like.
2. Take time to choose the topic of the project. Choose something that is interesting for you as well as for the study population or any third party. If you start to research the topic just for the sake of doing the project, you will end up frustrated bored and unhappy because you will have the project all around during the whole term. Choose a specific topic that will give you an opportunity to investigate some related topics as well. After you choose it, try to find any other studies on that topic, that can be really helpful.
3. Always plan your time taking into account that everything, starting from the survey design to writing the final paper, will need multiple revisions and proofreading so start everything as early as possible and don't stress yourself too much in the last minutes.
4. Ask for help every time you don't feel confident about something, because every part of the project is built on one another and one mistake can screw the study results.
5. At the end, don't be frustrated if you don't get the results you were expecting, it doesn't mean that you are bad researchers and always look for something interesting and new that you can base you assumptions on.