Goals are important.
That’s why in every issue of Casefile Clues where a document is analyzed, we discuss the goals of the specific research that was being done when the record was located.
It’s important to keep research goals in mind. Our goal should be to find all the available information to answer a specific question. Gathering anything and everything we can find can sometimes answer questions, but it can easily cause us to go astray.
Rabbit holes are tempting, but they should be avoided.