You need to write a research brief (a research synopsis or summary) of a specific issue or problem - but you do not need to write about potential solutions.
Select sources that appeal to your stakeholders and address their concerns.
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A stakeholder is someone who affects an issue or is affected by it. For example, a college student studying public health, a dentist, and a business owner are all stakeholders who may be interested in the outcome of a new city-wide health initiative.
Identifying stakeholders can help you determine where and what to look for next. Stakeholders are experts due to their first-hand experiences, and share their knowledge through sources they create. These stakeholders can help us to understand who may be writing articles, blogs, or policies on your topic. Stakeholders may be community organizations, government agencies, or people of a specific demographic or identity.
It's important to know your audience! What does your reader care about? What may be of interest to them?
Watch the three videos: 1. Who are stakeholders, 2. Using library databases, and 3.Where's the source? Use the arrow commands below the media player to move on to the next video.