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Identify Information Need
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|Create and Revise Question||topic development; topic limitations; mind mapping; broaden/narrow topic|
|Synthesize Information||evidence for your position or answer; gaps in information; incorporate ideas from multiple sources; draw reasonable conclusions; when to stop|
|Identify Gaps in Research||unanswered questions; “limitations” and “further study” sections of scholarly work; interdisciplinary research (other disciplines’ knowledge to inform own area of study); limitations of own work|
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Red Deer College recognizes that our campus is situated on Treaty 7 land, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the central Alberta region we serve falls under Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land where RDC sits. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.
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