Students Lack Basic Research Skills, Study Finds

By , November 13, 2010 5:26 pm

Ms. Head said the findings show that college students approach research as a hunt for the right answer instead of a process of evaluating different arguments and coming up with their own interpretation.

“Not being aware of the diverse resources that exist or the different ways knowledge is created and shared is dangerous,” she said. “College is a time to find information and learn about multiple arguments, and exploring gets sacrificed if you conduct research in this way.”

via Students Lack Basic Research Skills, Study Finds – Wired Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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