7. How to evaluate the process ?

It is important to evaluate what you are doing both during the process and after it is finished. Here are some questions you can think about and even write down your thoughts to a "learning log".

  • Did you have difficulties in defining your task? What kind of difficulties? Why? Did you solve them? How?
  • How did you succeed in information searching? Did you find relevant sources? What was difficult? Was there something you could not find?
  • Did reading the materials you found make many changes in your original plan, for examples did you change your research problems?
  • How did your hypothesis alter during the process?
  • Do you think that you are more a knowledge teller or a knowledge transformer? Why?
  • Did you succeed in writing to your target audience? Was it difficult to consider the reader?
  • What did you learn during the process (about the subject area, about yourself as a learner, about working in a group)?
  • What would you do differently the next time?

What did you learn in the course of your work of yourself as a learner, working in a group etc.? What would you do differently next time?
If we could turn back the clock, we would probably start working on the paper sooner than this time. And perhaps we could come up with another system for keeping the references in order and available. In addition to starting work earlier we would try to improve the sharing of the tasks

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