- Start today by reflecting on your conference from last week.
- According to our meeting, what is the next step that you should take from here?
- Are you keeping up with your work?
- Write for 5-10 minutes without stopping to get your mind on your project!
Bias and Multiple Perspectives
- What do we mean by bias?
- Where do we find bias?
- So how does this relate to the articles you've found?
- Bias is not always negative, although it often carries that connotation.
- Bias can be persuasive; identifying it in your research can help you determine which arguments stand on their own and which require more embellishment.
- Thinking about bias in terms of what the author has to gain (or lose) by writing about something in a particular way is a good way to begin to understand the bias that they are writing with.
- Remember that we each carry our own biases and that you should take them into consideration when examining bias, in order to remain objective about your research!
- Let's also examine how to double check your sources for "peer-reviewed" status.
- If you are using a source from a journal article and it isn't listed as peer-reviewed on Ulrich's, then you'll have to do some extensive explaining in your final annotation for it to meet the requirements of this project.
- The other thing that needs to be addressed in your Negotiation Report is the precedent for your conflict.
- Questions to answer that will help you demonstrate this:
- Who has negotiated this issue recently?
- What evidence have they used to explain their side of the negotiation?
- Where does this negotiation have the greatest impact, specifically?
- When did this conflict begin, and out of what previous conflicts?
- Why has there not been resolution?
- Answer these questions about your topic, based on the research you've read so far.
- If you haven't completed most of your research yet, try to get close to finishing before Wednesday. You'll want to leave time for revision, editing and organization of your portfolio!
- Completed research includes several sources beyond the ten peer-reviewed annotated sources! Don't forget to include the citations of those at the end of your Negotiation Report!
- My example Negotiation Report will be posted later today on the Major Assignments link. Check it out while you begin the process of writing your own!