Booking a flight, choosing an online course, trying to find the ideal restaurant or hotel – these are all examples of research in daily life. The internet is a large part of our lives. Using Google, or other search engines, is a way of researching.
Research skills refer to the ability to search for, find, get, manage, evaluate and use relevant information to answer questions.
These skills aim to help you:
Research Skills allow people to identify a problem, collect information that can help address the problem, evaluate the information for quality and relevance and come up with an effective answer to the problem.
These skills not only prepare you to write better essays or research papers, but also teach you about the problem-solving skills required to tackle issues in everyday life.
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► they allow you to find suitable information and evaluate it for quality and relevance
► they give you the ability to create and communicate your ideas
► they encourage critical thinking
► they are transferable in education, the workplace and beyond