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An effective researcher is a critical thinker
A critical thinker:
- Is able to access, assess and synthesise information to satisfy research needs
- Does not limit himself/herself to textbooks and items on the course outline in the satisfaction of research needs
- Moves beyond the course outline and recognises that other material in the library, though not pointed out by the lecturer WILL be useful in research
- Appreciates that learning is lifelong and does not research as a means to an end, rather goes beyond what is required, recognising that this is all part of the process of becoming