17 June 2014
As researchers, we move from inquiry to conclusion in a four-step process. Below, we give you three of those steps. What do you think is missing?
- Gather all available information on the subject, carefully documenting each individual assertion.
- Correlate all pieces of evidence against each other, contrasting and comparing in order to define substantive patterns.
- Make a reliable decision based upon a skillful weighing of all evidence—recognizing that the whole is usually greater than the mere sum of its parts.
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