"Take 5!" Research Process

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Knowing when you need information, how to find it, and being able to evaluate and organize are important skills. Information literacy enhance our personal lives, school work, and careers. Thinking about "research" as a process helps. The most popular method presented in schools is the Big6. "Take Five!" presents a simple system that emphasized research as a series of tasks. The results can be used to create any type of project.

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"Take 5!" Research Process

  1. 1. “ Take 5!” Research Mr. B’s Research Seminar Thinking of research as a process make the job easier
  2. 2. Research is a Process <ul><li>Understand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to find </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to evaluate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to document </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Process oriented </li></ul>
  3. 3. Series of Tasks <ul><li>Many good systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Big6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Things to do </li></ul><ul><li>Not steps!!!! </li></ul>
  4. 4. We Will Focus On: <ul><li>Information need </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering information </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul><ul><li>Documenting </li></ul>
  5. 5. Process Oriented <ul><li>Research tasks </li></ul><ul><li>We won’t focus on product </li></ul><ul><li>Research can serve different purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Use research for your needs </li></ul>
  6. 6. Take 5 Research <ul><li>Define Need or Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary Research </li></ul><ul><li>Locate Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate Information </li></ul><ul><li>Document Sources </li></ul>Tasks
  7. 7. Define Need or Topic <ul><li>What to accomplish </li></ul><ul><li>Find topics you can enjoy </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to others </li></ul><ul><li>Use online ideas generators </li></ul>
  8. 8. Preliminary Research <ul><li>Different topics, different “angles” </li></ul><ul><li>Research basics </li></ul><ul><li>Use as guide </li></ul><ul><li>Library reference books </li></ul><ul><li>Online encyclopedias </li></ul>
  9. 9. Locate Sources <ul><li>Preliminary research guides rest of research </li></ul><ul><li>Use different formats </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for help </li></ul><ul><li>Basic and advanced search strategies </li></ul>
  10. 10. Evaluate Sources <ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Document Sources <ul><li>Document when finding sources </li></ul><ul><li>Not when completing paper or project </li></ul>
  12. 12. Complete 5 Tasks <ul><li>Clarify Need </li></ul><ul><li>Start with basic research </li></ul><ul><li>Find more sources </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully look at each </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of sources </li></ul>Tasks

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