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Information Literacy Week 4: Concept Mapping and Research Keywords
 

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  • For your topic and research questions, start thinking in terms of keywords.
  • A word cloud is a visual representation of the importance of words in a body of text.Word clouds can also help you find useful keywords for searching.Use a word cloud to determine keywords from your research questions. You can also copy and paste an Abstract or summary from one of your resources to find better keywords.
  • Have the students copy and paste an article that they discover through a Google search pertaining to their main topic. Let them see keywords emerge in their Wordle picture.
  • Researching a specific fact if you need to answer a question.
  • Write a question that narrows your topic to a particular group. Consider the following:Do you want to focus on gender?An age group?An ethnic group?
  • Assume you are doing research on sickle cell anemia. What aspects of the disease are most interesting to you? What might you want to focus on:The impact the disease has on the lives of children who have sickle cell anemiaThe treatmentWhat research is already being doneExample:What impact does sickle cell anemia have on the lives of people between the ages of 30 and 40, and what treatment is available to them?
  • Do you want to examine your topic as it exists currently? In a specific time period? In the general past? In the projected future?Sickle Cell Anemia Example:How has the treatment of sickle cell anemia and the quality of life of those with the disease improved over the last 100 years?
  • Do you want to look at the topic from a global perspective? From a national perspective? From a state perspective? Your community?Do you want to focus your research globally, focus on its impact on a particular country, or look at your own community?
  • Examine WHY the topic is important: Are you looking for the cause of a problem? Determining the impact of an issue? Examining the validity of information around a topic?Why is it important to find a cure for sickle cell anemia?

Information Literacy Week 4: Concept Mapping and Research Keywords Information Literacy Week 4: Concept Mapping and Research Keywords Presentation Transcript

  • RESEARCH STEP #1 – DEFINE THE NEEDINF1100 – Week 4 LRC
  • KEYWORDS, WORD CLOUDS AND CONCEPT MAPPING
  • WORD CLOUDS
  • CLASS ACTIVITYWordle Word Cloud Exercise
  • CLASS ACTIVITYConcept Mapping• SortFix• Credo Reference• Bubbl.us
  • WhoWhy What Where When
  • FORMULATING FORMULATING YOURYOUR KEYWORDS QUESTION
  • Who?
  • What?
  • When?
  • Where?
  • Why?
  • CLASS ASSIGNMENTResearch Keywords