Research can and should be used in a way that gives new light to all perspectives upon the subject being investigated upon. In the case of starting research with a thesis statement, the process with an answer to the question at hand and sources backing up this answer, but at the same time, will not bring up points of disagreement, where other ideas are generated addressing the subject. If we have a thesis statement when we research something, we’d most likely want an answer. However, just finding an answer may not explain different features that may revolve around the subject. As for never finding a definite answer to research, that type of feeling to me would be frustrating. Even if I were to be able to find small bits of answers to my question(s) and be able to piece them together, that would be better than researching for an unknown amount of time for no concrete results. When I do my research, I just find something that seems relevant and accurate online and if that’s not enough, I’d just look for similar questions asked to see if I can different views of the big picture as finding each segment tends to end with slight differences due to different perspectives.
This OpenLab site accompanies Jackie Blain’s synchronous ENG 1101 course for Fall 2020. The Course Materials are here (Assignments, Resources, How-to Videos) as well as the Class Discussion blogs. We’re all about writing in multiple digital and analogue situations, for multiple purposes… and investigating and talking about issues by asking questions. Lots of questions.
To get in touch with Prof Blain, either drop me a text on our Slack channel or email me at DBlain@citytech.cuny.edu.
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