Research and Enquiry for #crit101

Originally published here.

This weeks work was on research and enquiry.

Before I had even started my research on “What’s the best way to cook an egg” I had some reading to do to help me with my research process. From that reading I have learned that to better you research finding you should do preliminary research to find out more about the question you’re asked. So for my preliminary research I considered what is meant by the work “best” and whether it meant the fastest, the healthiest, the easiest way to cook an egg and by doing this it helped me choice which route to take.I have also learned that there are two types of research quantitative and qualitative, quantitative meaning facts and figure and i mostly used in science however qualitative is peoples feelings and opinions also to just understand and describe not to manipulate the situation.

I think I was successful at completing the project as we used primary evidence from the survey I designed and also by using research from online (secondary) that gave us information on the nutritional value of eggs and how to cook/eat it. By doing this it gave us an idea on what people think and what they are told on the best way to cook and egg. This is our finished assignment

To be honest I think I was an effective collaborator as I was the one to get people to work together also I was the one who was nagging at people to do some research and to get on to google docs so we could complete the assignment.

The challenges we had with this assignment was that the question was like an open book and we struggled to decide what route to go down also i struggled to decide what was meant by the word “cook” as it could mean on it own or the main ingredient of a recipe is egg? Another challenge we faced was to get all my group members on google docs at that same time so we could discuss and write up out finding i also i and trouble getting in contact with my group as they had a very busy week however I enjoyed working in my group as we got on well and they had some very intelligent ideas { not me though :) }also we were able to get out assignment done in a very short amount of time due to the lack of time to do research.

To answer you question you left on my blog in the last post, can teachers make you smarter my answer is yes anyone or anything that is there to improve your learning no matter what is there is going to make you smarter, it may not be in maths or English but they can make my smarter in politics or pop culture.