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  • The Big6 Research Process By Mrs. Milis
    • There are 6 steps that can make your life easier when searching for information!
    • If you learn these 6 steps, you can apply them to any question or problem that you need to solve!
    The Big 6 Inquiry Process
  • Step One: Task Definition
    • First, clearly identify the requirements of the assignment by carefully reading and rereading the directions and by looking the rubric if provided —What is the assignment asking you to do?
    • Then…
    • Formulate researchable questions to fill the need for information on a particular topic— What do I want to find out?
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  • Step 2: Develop Information Seeking Strategies
    • Create a research plan
    • Where will you find answers to your questions?
    • List the best resources available to you.
    • Consider all possible resources including interviews, surveys, journals, on-line databases
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  • Step 3: Locate and Access Resources
    • Follow your research plan to gather information
    • Go to the library
    • Interview experts
    • Use the Internet
    • Conduct a survey
    • Ask a friend, parent, or teacher
  • Step 4: Use Information
    • Record information relating to your information needs and questions by:
    • Taking notes using index cards
    • Taking notes using notebook paper
    • Taking notes using a word processor
    • Taking notes using a graphic organizer
    • Using a tape recorder, video, or digital camera
    • Other:
    • Consider how you will give credit to your sources by citing your source each time you take notes
  • Step 5: Synthesis
    • Combine information from various sources in the form of:
    • A written paper
    • An oral presentation
    • A multimedia presentation
    • A performance
    • This is where you formulate your conclusions, arguments, commentary, and supporting details.
  • Step 6: Evaluation
    • Before turning in an assignment ask yourself the following :
    • Did I follow the requirements of the assignment stated in the directions?
    • Does the information gathered in step 4 and 5 meet the questions asked in step 1?
    • Is credit given to my sources? (MLA format)
    • Is my work neat and presentable?
    • Would I be proud for anyone to view this work?
  • How the Big6 Research Process can Help You in Life
    • We are always seeking information: what car should I buy? Which college should I choose? How can I sell this idea to my boss? What stores sell the brand I like? Etc;
    • School research is a training ground for real life.
    • The Steps in the Big6 Research process will never fail you.
  • You Need to Become Information Literate to Survive the 21 st Century
    • Information Literacy
    • Is an ability to recognize when information is needed, and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use it effectively.
    • INFORMATION HELPS US REACH CONCLUSIONS, MAKE OUR OWN CHOICES, AND COMMUNICATE MORE EFFECTIVELY. SO...
    • WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE OUR SEARCHING AND EVALUATING SKILLS IN A CHANGING INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT.
  • REMEMBER-THINK BIG! 1.Task Definition 2. Information Seeking Strategies 3. Location & Access 4. Use of Information 5 . Synthesis 6. Evaluation
  • Review
    • TASK DEFINITION - Define the problem and Identify the information needed.
    • INFORMATION SEEKING STRATEGIES - Determine all possible sources, and select the best ones.
    • LOCATION & ACCESS - Locate selected sources, and find the information you need within them.
    • USE OF INFORMATION - Read, hear, view, etc. the information, and extract relevant information.
    • SYNTHESIS - Organize information from multiple sources, and present the result.
    • EVALUATION - Judge the effectiveness of your product and judge the efficiency of your process.