What is Inquiry-Based Research?
Read “The Craft of Research” and take notes >Content>Week 3>Readings
Review the chart below Summary of Information-Based Research vs. Inquiry-Based Research
Review the discussion forum regarding Critical Inquiry
Write a few paragraphs exploring your current understanding of critical inquiry and inquiry-based research and how it may be similar to or different from your previous research experiences.
Based Research Research
|Start out with a topic||Start out with a question|
|Topic does not change as you gather information about it||Topic shifts and changes as you read and write about it|
|Process is the same regardless of the topic||Process depends on your topic and research strategy|
|Written part is the final product||Written part is part of the process|
|Sources are used for information||Sources are used for ideas (key terms and concepts or theories)|
|Voice is authoritarian and conclusive||Voice is thoughtful and inquiring|
|Author is largely absent from the text||Author is present in the text|