This tab will examine how to search for authoritative information by checking the task requirements, selecting search terms and evaluating the information that is found.
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
When undertaking research as part of your qualification:
Check the marking schedule to see what your tutor will be looking for when they mark your work and how the marks will be assigned. This will help you know what to focus on.
Analyse your own question. What does it mean? Make sure you know what the scope of your project is – what it covers, and what it does not. Keep to the topic you have chosen. Look for restricting/limiting words in your research question. These limit the topic and make it more specific.
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