1) Some researchers have argued against doing a literature review before you start writing your research question and deciding which research method(s) to use. They suggest that reading previous research could unconsciously limit your thinking to only those ideas and avenues of understanding that others have followed. How would you answer these researchers? That is, what are the advantages of doing a literature review early in the research process? What is the purpose of doing the literature review as an early step in the process?
2) After reading the text’s discussion of plagiarism, describe what information
about plagiarism was new to you or previously misunderstood by you when you wrote essays or papers. Which of the “tips” about how to avoid plagiarism seem most helpful to you? Why?