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Technological Resources for Faculty: Research Genius
Substantial and correct academic research is the cornerstone to a successful academic career. Finding answers to questions, expanding realms of inquiry, and engaging in academic conversation necessitates finding relevant, accurate, and valid resources. While not merely the collection of facts, the research process leads to asking more complex questions while developing critical thinking and self-reflection skills. With time and practice, these research skills improve and help to create a knowledgeable, professional researcher.
It is important to understand that at its heart, research is inquiry – the asking of questions. You must approach it with an open mind and a curious nature. While it is important to have a destination in mind, do not be afraid to ask complex questions that challenge assumptions and may lead you off course. Understand there is never only one answer, but the answers you find along the way open up new lines of inquiry for exploration.
Integrity, accountability, and responsibility are important words to understand while engaging in ethical research. To be a successful researcher, you must conduct yourself in an ethical manner. Failure to do so can have harsh repercussions, for not only you, but your institution as well. Failing an assignment, expulsion from an institution, and a diminished institutional reputation are just a few of the injuries that can be sustained. Responsible use of resources is paramount to ensuring that you are following academic protocol and guidelines. Academic integrity requires an understanding of plagiarism, the rules of proper citation, and how to give credit to scholars.