Reading evidence
Reading evidence

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Reading evidence

1.3.7 Summary

  • We can learn to use writing of all sorts as evidence by practising how to interpret it and by becoming aware of the conventions attached to its primary purpose for example as personal testimony, journalism, commercially produced material, such as market research and academic writing as well as material produced specifically through research such as interview data.

  • When approaching a piece of writing:

    • Get a feel for the context of the writing.

    • Read it, re-read it, and read it again.

    • Ask questions, categorise information and find your own uses for the piece.

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