To begin with, the first chapter of “Research Strategies” by Badke W.B., primarily dealt with the outlines of how the information has been delivered in human history. From oral traditions to WEB 2.0, Badke described characteristics, merits and demerits of each means in terms of information delivery.
Frankly speaking, most of the contents were pretty much familiar to me, and that is not so much due to my great store of knowledge as to the generality of this information. Nonetheless, there were some points attracted my attentions, which helped me to understand the information delivery system more precisely. First, Badke argued that WWW was not a content-provider, but a vehicle of information (Badke, 6). From time to time, it was true that I was confused with this concept, consequently misunderstood it. However, by redefining the WWW, I was be able to correct the roles and limitations of the WWW. Secondly, according to Badke’s explanation, many public bodies refused to give double fund for journals, so they requested that articles should be available for the public without cost for the certain amount of time (Badke, 10). It was interesting for me to find how the open-access journal movement has started, and at the same time, I think this movement is something that we should achieve eventually. Lastly, the distinctions between primary and secondary information sources were quite new to me, and it would be helpful, especially when I have to choose topics and types of writing.
In the chapter 1.7, when Badke explained how to determine the importance of information, he insisted that we should ask ourselves this question, “Who else believes this?”. However, is it possible to say that it is not informative because not many people credit it?