Assignments for Exploring Mindset

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Objectives: To explore whether the opinions/concepts/knowledge you hold are accurate, or whether they are inaccurate, outdated or need further research.

Purpose: Avoid bias in your resaerch, broaden your perspective of the resaerch topic, and identify emotional impact of information.

Questions

1. Describe your research topic in a few sentences. (Be brief but precise.)

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2. Describe your understanding or existing opinions/concepts/knowledge for this topic (Only state those that you think are absolutely true.)

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3 .What reference sources (encyclopedia, reports etc.)will you most likely use to confirm the tatements in question #2? (List them.)

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4. Do the references you choose verify your points/concepts/knowledge ?

Yes ______ No ______

5. If the reference sources can not verify your points/concepts/knowledge, does it necessarily mean they are not correct?

What would you do to get more evidence before you make a judgment?

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6. If the references sources support your points/concepts/knowledge, how up-to-date are these sources?

Is your research topic time-sensitive?

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7. Does the information you are looking for have an emotional impact on you? If so, in what way?

(E.g. medical information about the symptom of the illness of your loved ones.)

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