Structuring Evidence Section

When you talk about research papers or anything else that’s right you know if one person that I interview says you know you ought to manage these people using this method you know maybe it’s true maybe it’s not maybe it’s a good experienced person and maybe it’s good advice right but do I want to base my whole decision-making process based on what one person says maybe not so it’s useful it’s helpful but you have to make sure that you couch that properly okay he says as far as structuring an evidence section you’re just sort of doing it usually case-by-case it’s not very integrated so like now I’m going to present now I’m talking about this case right now I’m talking about this case. Read more on evidence structure on Edusson.

Now I’m talking about another case or here’s a set of statistics here set of statistics it’s organized sort of bits and pieces as independent reasons to support the thesis and this usually separated out the next section is an analysis okay at this point so far all you’ve done in the evidence really is you just you know offered some numbers or told me a story told me what the information is right in this part you’re telling me why this information supports the thesis that you got okay so you’ve got this now a new section where you’re saying okay well here’s what everybody else said here’s all the different positions and this is why I think that this is the correct position and you know here’s the evidence to support it now I’m going to take this evidence and connect it back to the thesis explain how it supports that so you’re explaining why the evidence you found specifically supports the thesis how do you know is the right kind of evidence how do you know that it’s enough evidence can you establish some criteria to evaluate the evidence and prove that you’ve met that criteria.

And these are pretty tall orders you can’t just take for granted that the stuff that you gather necessarily really proves the thing that you say it’s going to prove okay maybe up to this point you haven’t thought about that so much if you happen to have written a research paper before and you’re like okay well here’s a statement so I got a whole bunch of quotes from some people and here’s a few percentage things from the New York Times or whatever and okay I will yeah you know if you’re really wanting to be analytical about this and not just play academics if you want to like you know be able to go on your boss someday and sort of say look no I mean I really can look at this report and tell you whether or not it’s good or whether or not it doesn’t have any grounds to it you have to think a little bit more methodically about that and that is you know how you know that the stuff that you’ve got is actually going to support that.

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