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Become a Stellar Researcher in 3 Easy Steps!

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stellarcatResearch is the act of expanding one’s knowledge on a certain topic or subject by taking stock of existing knowledge and using it to confirm or establish facts, solve problems, create new theories, and support/undermine ideas. Historically associated with libraries and education, research has become something we do informally almost everyday, be it searching for the best restaurant in the area or confirming/denying the validity of a statement.

Our familiarity with informal research, however, can sometimes impair our ability to do formal research – research that requires peer-reviewed, authoritative sources and established experts on a topic.

Finding sources for a research paper or scholarly work requires a certain type of finesse, familiarity with research databases, and knowledge of where and how to find authoritative sources.

Complete this track to earn the Research Maestro achievement and badge.

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Research Maestro

Research is the act of expanding one’s knowledge on a certain topic or subject by taking stock of existing knowledge and using it to confirm or establish facts, solve problems, create new theories, and support/undermine ideas. Historically associated with libraries and education, research has become something we do informally almost everyday, be it searching for the best restaurant in the area or confirming/denying the validity of a statement.

Our familiarity with informal research, however, can sometimes impair our ability to do formal research – research that requires peer-reviewed, authoritative sources and established experts on a topic.

Finding sources for a research paper or scholarly work requires a certain type of finesse, familiarity with research databases, and knowledge of where and how to find authoritative sources.

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