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Exploring Multiple Points of View through Research

Introduction to Exploring Multiple Points of View through Research

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Time needed to complete this module: 10 minutes

Learning Objectives: 

  • Students will identify library databases that showcase multiple viewpoints on a topic
  • Students will consider how exploring different perspectives on a topic can enhance their research projects

There are very few research topics or questions that can only be argued or answered one way. If you’re working on a persuasive or argumentative research project, it’s a good idea to explore different perspectives on your topic so that you can be fully informed and so that you can anticipate counterarguments. With some research assignments, you may even be asked to identify and use a source that opposes your primary argument in some way. This process can be tricky, as there aren’t any universal search strategies that can be used to identify sources that take the opposite stance of the one you’re taking. It would be great if you could just add a search term like “opposing” to searches you’re doing on your topic, but that method almost never works. In this module, we’ll recommend resources and strategies that can help you successfully consider multiple points of view on a topic in order to find sources that reflect a variety of perspectives. 

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