Friday, 12 October 2012

Tops tips for research - part three

Here are three more research and study tips from The Fife & Tayside Wider Access Forum:

Six: Is every argument backed up by facts or are they just assertions?
It can be easy to trust every author you read simply because they write convincingly. Don’t let yourself take that easy route. Be bold and challenge what you are reading. Why do you agree / disagree with it? What reasons do you have? How can you defend those reasons?

Seven: Have you understood everything?
If not, what can you do to fill in the gaps?

Eight: Has it answered all your questions?
What were you hoping to achieve when you started your research? How much of that have you managed? For the questions you started out with, how many are still to be answered? Are they worth continuing with?

To be continued...


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