Steps for the Big6 research process:•What is it I want to find out?•What resources can I use?•Where can I find these resources?•How will I record my information?•What should it look like when I amdone?•How will I know I did my job well?
What is research?The process of finding out information about a certain subject.
TASK DEFINITIONWhat is it I want to find out? Understand your questions.Identify key words from your questions.
INFORMATION SEEKING STRATEGIES What resources can I use??•Library Books•Encyclopedias•Computers•Textbooks•Personal interview
Computer use for research: •Internet: Google, yahoo, Ask Jeeves •Not always reliable or true •Too many hits •Check for author/creator•Databases / On-line encyclopedias •Magazines, newspaper articles, reference books •True and authentic •Current http://fpms.leanderisd.org/
LOCATION AND ACCESS Where will I find these sources?•Library•Home•Classroom•Store•Museum
USE OF INFORMATION How will I record my information?•Read and take notes•Graphic organizer•Computer notes--word document•Noodletools•Camera
SYNTHESIS What should it look like when I am done? How will I organize it?•Written report: make sure you include a bibliography!•Poster•3-D project: diorama, sculpture, model, etc.•Speech or oral presentation•Live model•Slide show; power point
EVALUATION How will I know I did my job well?•Have I answered all my questions?•Did I site my sources?•Did I complete the assignment on time?•Is it as neat as I can do?•Did I do my best quality work?