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We began conversation with the dictionary definition of the word query and stated that it means to question. We then asked what inquiry meant and I gave my own example of what it meant specifically to me, using my blog as an example.

The evolution of the discussion mostly involved the evolution of our interpretations of the word “inquiry” then the phase “academic inquiry”. We then came to the consensus that academic inquiry is structured query as stated by Luke and James. They explained that it would be guided by an instructor.

While I disagreed with the conclusion at first, saying that it does not necessarily have to be for academic purposes, I came to agree when they said that it is structured research.  We then came to the conclusion that academic inquiry is actually going out and doing structured research while query is simply asking the question.


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