Questioning and Investigation
If I were living in a community where people began to contract strange illnesses on a normal basis, I would begin to be concerned with several things. Many environmental factors, common practices and procedures that people may have done, and city wide changes may be the cause of all the illnesses.
1. Is the community located near any nuclear power plants?
2. Are there any possible sources of pollution seeping into the air?
3. Has there been any changes in how plants dispose of their waste?
4. Could the wildlife population be affecting the air and water supply?
5. Are there any other possible issues with air and ground water that ...view middle of the document...
Next, City Manager, often times the city manager is aware of any structural changes that are being made to the city. They are responsible for the safety procedures and all policies to be followed. The department of park and recreation will be able to answer simple questions about which activities had a large turn out and of there were any major differences in how they clean and prepare fields for recreational activities. Finally, the Department of Forestry, this may seem like a strange place to go and ask questions or people to speak to, but they are able to tell you about patterns in nature involving wildlife. New species, any major illnesses in the wildlife community and probably a little bit about flowers and trees in the area.
I would begin my research with, of course, my questions. All good researchers ask questions and follow the scientific method to get information about the project they are working on. I would use primary and secondary sources to find any relevant information from other areas that may be facing the same issue. I would also involve anyone who wishes to help our community get to the bottom of the...