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Find problem cases that cause tension

Introduction

Goals

In this technique you will produce a list of problem cases that make the authors in your issue feel uneasy.

Why

To explore an issue you first need to "see the issue" -- this is done through problem cases that cause tensions.

What

In this technique you search for problem cases you have encountered.

How

Steps

Exploring cases is simple (if you've summarized your sources well):

  1. Create a document or some other place to list your cases
  2. Search through your summary notes
  3. Create a entry for each problem case you find in the notes.

References

Kaufer, D. S., Geisler, C., & Neuwirth, C. M. (1989). Arguing from sources: Exploring issues through reading and writing. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (p. 178-179).