Preface: my journey into research processes

It began with a revelation. After a two-year term in Africa teaching in a theological school, I took a Master of Library Science degree and started a dual appointment as Associate Professor and Librarian at a theological school. This unusual combination of roles – librarian and associate professor – led me to pay more attention to student research papers (undergraduate and graduate) than I had done in the past. Were my students optimizing library resources? Could inadequacies in the library collection be identified in student essays?

I wasn’t expecting a revelation, but I was struck by one anyway. One day, I realized that my students did not know how to do research. If you’re an academic, you may ...

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