Effective Research Strategies for Finding Information on the Web

“In research, the find ó particularly finding the answer ó is cause for jubilation. But at what cost? Untold hours during which you initiate several fals

“In research, the find ó particularly finding the answer ó is cause for jubilation. But at what cost? Untold hours during which you initiate several false starts or follow a few distracting, albeit interesting, links? Personal defeat as search engines repeatedly yield too many hits with those at the top leading nowhere, or to irrelevant pages? And when you find the answer, can you trust it? Is it complete, authentic, authoritative and up-to-date? Does it help you envision the forest or spotlight just one tree? Successful Web-based research encompasses economy of time and effort. It also takes into account the quality of the answer. The key is to focus on the strategy and skill of the hunt rather than the find.”


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE