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Subject Guide

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The Big Picture of Research

Authority is Constructed and Contextual

  • Understand the expertise of the author of information as well as the context.

Information Creation as a Process

  • Creating information involves many different stages or processes that may be repeated.

Information Has Value

  • Information is valuable not only in what you consume but also what you create.

Research as Inquiry

  • Curiosity should guide your research as you ask questions throughout the process.

Scholarship as Conversation

  • We all offer various perspectives to the greater pool of knowledge.

Searching as Strategic Exploration

  • Research involves searching in a strategic way that becomes more specific and involves multiple locations.

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This guide is a resource for students in the First Year Seminar, Beyond Normal which focuses on the topic of disability and advocacy.