Research implies a searcher, someone to pose questions, formulate hypotheses (hunches), look for and test solutions—a person who, in many science experiments, is supposed to be out of sight, but who in the humanities might well be center stage in the experiment, like Sherlock Holmes injecting his analytical intelligence into a muddle of disparate clues. In all cases, however, whether covertly or overtly, the intelligence of the researcher is the controlling force that guides the search for solution. This understanding, that the researcher must be in control as a master interrogator or detective, is crucial to giving the research project integrity, dignity, and worth.

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