considering your audience
Keeping your audience in mind when conducting research is generally a good idea, as doing so can help you make better decisions about the kind of material to include and how best to support your arguments.
Some general questions that you should think about when you are conducting your research are:
- Who is your audience? Is it an instructor or your classmates? Or maybe just yourself?
- What does your audience need or want from your research?
- What aspects do you think might be most important to your audience?
- What previous knowledge may your audience already have about your research topic?
- How will your audience use your completed project?
- Do you want your research to change or affect how your audience thinks, feels, or understands your research?