Research skills basically means gathering and presenting information.
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:
► 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