L.F.M.S.S. Library - Research Model


 

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WORKING THROUGH THE RESEARCH PROCESS

  1. FOCUS

  • What is my research challenge? Purpose?

  • What are the critical questions?

  • Define the topic statement.

  • Who is my audience?

  • What do I know? What do I need to know?

  • What will my product be?

  • How will I plan my time?

 
  1. FIND AND FILTER

  • Locate different types of resources (all formats).

  • Decide which resources might be suitable.

  • Select the most appropriate resources.

  • Do the resources answer your critical questions?

  • Did you find information that points you in another direction?

  • Revise research questions if necessary.

 

     

  1. WORK WITH THE INFORMATION

  • Read, review, listen.

  • Interpret, record, organize.

  • Collect Works Cited information and quotations

  • Look for patterns. Make connections.

  • Check for understanding.

  • Review, revise, reorganize, and edit.

 

  1. COMMUNICATE

  • Prepare final results.

  • Prepare Works Cited list.

  • Share ideas, findings, and product.

  • Act on findings.

 

 

  1. REFLECT

  • What did we learn about the topic?

  • How does this new knowledge fit in a wider context?

  • What worked well?

  • What would we do differently next time?

  • What did we learn about research?

 

The above has been adapted from: Research Quest: A Student Guide developed by B.C.T.L.A. (British Columbia Teacher-Librarians' Association) and Teacher-Librarians in British Columbia. Adopted by the British Columbia Ministry of Education, January 2001.

For more research models see: Information Literacy on the Teacher-Librarian page.

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