Human Kinetics

What is "research," anyway?

Research IS an exploration in order to answer a question or solve a problem.

Research IS NOT accumulating facts.

Watch this video for an introduction to information research.

How to build your research skills

This guide will walk you through the essential skills you need to succeed with your academic work.

There is a lot of information available to you. You can check out this guide on developing research skills, or search the internet for "how to" guides on pretty much everything... but you might get distracted or overwhelmed.

Explore the links on the left-side navigation, or go to the "Getting Started" page where you will find guides to building research skills and handling research resources.

Why you need to build your research skills

Research. Everyone does it! All you have to do is open the internet. 



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Not quite.


People tend to believe that they're much better at "doing research" than they actually are. These are just two of a multitude of studies looking specifically at people's understanding of their own abilities when it comes to information research:

  1. Do People Overestimate Their Information Literacy Skills? A Systematic Review of Empirical Evidence on the Dunning-Kruger Effect
  2. Is information literacy ability, and metacognition of that ability, related to interest, gender, or education level? A cross-sectional study of higher education students