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My Research Process

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