When we talk about research, what do we mean? "Research" to a Ph.D. candidate is much different than "research" to a newly enrolled PG student taking CM107. Especially at the undergraduate level, "research" is often being used as a synonym for "information literacy."
According to the AACU, information literacy is "the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand." Creating a research assignment for your course allows your students to practice these information literacy skills, which have many real-world applications and are vital for making evidence-based decisions in the workplace.
By reviewing this guide, you will: