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Investigation: First tool toward a definition of fact


I. Introduction

II. Abstract

III. Introduction

IV. Asking Questions, Initiating Investigation

V. The Investigative Process

VI. Original Sources not Understood or Ignored

VII. Established Opinions vs. Truth

VIII. Barriers and Authorities

IX. Interrogation vs. Interview

X. Interview Preparation

XI. Communication Skills

XII. Ethics and Investigation

XIII. Group Think

XIV.  Bibliography

XV. End Notes


Investigation is commonly defined in the current era as being associated with criminal (White collar1  and Blue collar2 behavior, actions, and various consequences ranging from theft to murder-for-hire and assassination, and more,3 while the practitioners of this sleuthfoot/gumshoed/shamus4 operation do use basic principles of investigation...

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Critical thinking, Dirty Wars, Prostitution in the Vatican and 3 bad popes

Critical thinking is essential to realize effective learning and productive thinking.  Critical thinking makes thinking better, being based on fact rather than fiction, emotion, or personal preference, more plausible, persuasive, possible, probable and realistic, rational, and reliable while enhancing the real and figurative worlds where ideas equal foundations of thoughts and actions that entails and leads to self-improvement generated from skills in using established and creating new standards by which a person appropriately, actually, and artistically assesses thinking.1  These skills lead to a better environment and effervescent eternality toward a time and clime that reaches toward the elusive level of perfection or a quality that is not considered natural but is a part of nature tha...

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