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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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How to make learning exciting

While most will view this title as a pedagogic study, this paper is not about pure pedagogy. Instead I argue that no student will learn who is not challenged or where any subject is off-limits for investigation, interpretation, discussion and disputation. Arguments further knowledge while passive rote memorization of "established"/"set" facts discourage students and lead them into a Dark Age of ignorance. Examples must always be given with sources cited to stimulate inquiry. There is nothing sacred in "philosophy" which is the love of learning.Read More