Inquiry: The process of obtaining knowledge through a question(s)and/or observation(s) that is relevant to the discourse.
- Does this definition include that inquiry fills in the holes of missing knowledge?
- Is there a distinct difference in this definition to the definition of research?
- Does this definition clearly state the questions and observations don’t necessarily have to be verbalized?
In geology, my current major, we use inquiry almost all the time. We are constantly having to judge what others have said about a subject, and retest it. We also having to come up with theories of what we believe to be true, and back those theories up with facts. Therefore, geologist are always inquiring about certain subjects/problems, and are also having to try and fill holes of missing knowledge!