[HNW] class on researching mistakes
perrylj at ns.sympatico.ca
Wed Apr 23 04:59:10 PDT 2003
Charlene Charette wrote:
> I'm considering teaching a class at an uncoming event on research
> methods and mistakes. I can handle the "how to do research" part just
> fine. What I'd like is suggestions of mistakes people commonly make in
> doing research. What sorts of things would you like to see included in
> such a class?
> Music is now so foolish that I am amazed. Everything that is wrong is
> permitted, and no attention is paid to what the old generation wrote as
> composition. -- Samuel Scheidt (1651)
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One of the pitfalls that can through you research into a spin, is not
considering the bias author or society at the time the source was written.
Make sure you have a fundamental knowledge of the time period of the
source. Watch out for new information - credentials of the author, the
source and has even newer information superseded this source - especially
important when using secondary sources from the Victorian era.
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