Purpose: You will want to update your instructor on the progress of your resear

Purpose: You will want to update your instructor on the progress of your resear

Purpose: You will want to update your instructor on the progress of your research and how the process of writing the research log has impacted your understanding of the issue and of the focus of your research project. You want to convince your instructor that you explored effectively, demonstrated intellectual curiosity, and read rhetorically and with an open mind.
guiding questions:
How have your ideas about your topic shifted and changed as a result of conducting this research?
Now that you’ve read about the topic, what background information do readers need in order to follow the conversation you are writing about? In your opinion, why should people care about this issue? On what points do your sources generally agree or disagree? What do you now understand about the larger conversation surrounding this topic as a result of listening to various voices and perspectives?
How will you move from here to a thesis on the topic? What holes exist in your research, what perspectives have you not fully considered?
Now that you have explored more about this topic, how will you make use of your sources?
Which of the sources from your logs will you most definitely use in your research and why? Which of the sources in your logs are you less likely to use and why? Connect your use of these sources (and your answer here) to the ideas that most interest you about your topic.
How did your ideas on your topic shift and change?
What are some of the misconceptions you had about your topic before beginning? Or, what did you not understand about your topic before beginning this research? How have your opinions, thoughts, feelings, understandings, of the topic shifted throughout this process?
How did your ideas about research shift or change?
Is there anything about the way you conducted your research or the kinds of sources you found that is different from the way you’ve conducted research in the past?
What are some of the research methods that you used for this project that you found particularly effective/ineffective?
Research topic: Negative impact of social media on young girls and women
-Sources:
https://www.jmir.org/2018/6/e219/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1740144522000638

‘Social media’: the harms to women and girls

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