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Reading: Research Strategies, Chapter Three (again) and Appendix One, A1.1-A1.5 (the appendix is especially helpful.)
1. Brainstorm 3 or 4 possible research questions for your topic. List the questions you have thought of.
2. Choose one of those questions as the one you will use, and state it. (You will have opportunity to revise and improve your question in assignments that follow).
3. Drawing on your chosen question, create a preliminary outline of 3 or 4 points you will need to cover to respond to your chosen research question. Be sure to include terminology from your question in your outline.
4. Read the article by William Badke "Lots of technology but we're missing the point," - http://williambadke.com/LotsOfTechnology.pdf - and answer the following questions:
a. Summarize Badke's goal in one sentence or quote a sentence from the article that states that goal.
b. Explain briefly the problem that Badke sees as central to his argument.
c. What do you think of his characterization of average university student research ability?
d. What is the "biggest blind spot in higher education today?"
e. What actual evidence does Badke provide to support his position?
f. How would you characterize this article - as a piece of scholarly work or as a statement of personal views? How would you evaluate its reliability?