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ECO 2013 (Harris) - Macro Debate Topics: Preliminary Research

This guide is for the debate assignment for Prof. Harris' Macroeconomics class.

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Background Research

This is a guide for students in Prof. Harris' Macroeconomics class. It contains resources and suggestions for researching an issue for debate.

Gathering background information is part of the preliminary research phase. Think about some of the following questions while you are gathering background information:

  1. What factors have influenced your topic?
  2. Who are the main people or groups affected by this topic?
  3. What are two reasons why individuals or groups support this argument?
  4. What are two reasons why individuals or groups oppose this argument?

Book

Many of the debate topics are profiled with affirmative and negative positions in the series Taking Sides. The specific copy of Taking Sides highlighting your debate topics are available in Reserves. Visit the Library Check-Out desk to borrow these books for in-library use only (due to high demand).

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