The Research Process
The instructor evaluated applications for research positions similar to the kind of proposals to conduct research
that are often seen in higher education. These applications consisted of interest-based responses to the artifact itself
and ranged from artistic interpretations of the men and events of the War, to moral arguments touching on the work that these
men undertook. For example, one student's appraisal of General Leslie Groves efforts (his signature appears at the top
of one of the pages) might stand in contrast to an artistic representation of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Both are important
responses to the artifact coming from the unique perspective of different students.