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Demystifying 
Research 
with 
Devora Neumark - Faculty 
Helen Linda - Librarian
What’s This Workshop About? 
1. Your Creative Process 
1. Your Research Process 
1. Ethics of Research
Your Creative Process 
Process is personal and rarely linear. 
Let’s talk about how you create. 
Some possible ways to org...
Sample Concept/Mind Map 
Source: Holmes, Gillian. “Mindmapping.” Jazzjoll’s Blog. http://jazzjoll.wordpress.com/2010/03/29...
Sample 
List/Outline 
Source: Gibaldi, J., Achtert, W. S., & Modern Language 
Association of American. (1994). MLA handboo...
Sample Inspiration Board 
Source: McMullen, Sharon. “Inspiration Board / 2 - Ink + Mortar Design Co.” Ink + Mortar Design ...
Sample Post-It Wall 
Source: Jen. “Back To School: Get Organized with an Easy School Planning Wall! -.” Tatertots and Jell...
Your Research Process 
Process is personal and rarely linear. 
Let’s talk about how you search. 
● What’s your role in res...
Information Literacy & You 
The critical process of finding, evaluating, interpreting, 
managing, and using information to...
Research Ethics 
Ethics are rooted in a myriad of 
historical, cultural and knowledge 
traditions contexts 
● The legislat...
Research Tour & Tips 
Here are some tried and true methods to 
fold into your process. 
● How to find the words 
● Organiz...
Research Inquiry Exercise 
Keeping your own creative and research 
processes in mind: 
● Name a research inquiry 
● Name t...
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Demystifying Research

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This interactive workshop is about your creative process and how it relates to the research process. It's a conversation about methods, ethics, information literacy and how that relates to the work you do. Get tips to organize and develop research questions, evaluate and access supporting materials and practice with your own questions.

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Demystifying Research

  1. 1. Demystifying Research with Devora Neumark - Faculty Helen Linda - Librarian
  2. 2. What’s This Workshop About? 1. Your Creative Process 1. Your Research Process 1. Ethics of Research
  3. 3. Your Creative Process Process is personal and rarely linear. Let’s talk about how you create. Some possible ways to organize process: ● Mind maps & concept maps ● Lists & outlines ● Inspiration boards & Post-It walls ● Others?
  4. 4. Sample Concept/Mind Map Source: Holmes, Gillian. “Mindmapping.” Jazzjoll’s Blog. http://jazzjoll.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/mindmapping/.
  5. 5. Sample List/Outline Source: Gibaldi, J., Achtert, W. S., & Modern Language Association of American. (1994). MLA handbook for writers of research papers. New York: Modern Language Association of America
  6. 6. Sample Inspiration Board Source: McMullen, Sharon. “Inspiration Board / 2 - Ink + Mortar Design Co.” Ink + Mortar Design Co. http://inkandmortar.com/2014/03/21/inspiration-board-2/.
  7. 7. Sample Post-It Wall Source: Jen. “Back To School: Get Organized with an Easy School Planning Wall! -.” Tatertots and Jello. http://tatertotsandjello.com/2013/08/back-to-school-easy-post-it-note-school-planning-wall.html.
  8. 8. Your Research Process Process is personal and rarely linear. Let’s talk about how you search. ● What’s your role in research? ● How do you start? ● How do you validate information? Do you see similarities between your Creative and Research Processes?
  9. 9. Information Literacy & You The critical process of finding, evaluating, interpreting, managing, and using information to create new knowledge. ● Scholarship and creative practice is a conversation ● Re/search and creation as inquiry and exploration ● Authority of sources, constructs and context ● Ethics of information creation and use Shifting focus from consumption to creation in the community of knowledge. Informed by: Task Force on Information Literacy Standards. “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education - Revised Draft.” Association of College & Research Libraries, June 17, 2014.
  10. 10. Research Ethics Ethics are rooted in a myriad of historical, cultural and knowledge traditions contexts ● The legislative framework and the crime of plagiarism ● Copyright, copyleft and artistic license ● Appropriation and authority This is only the beginning of this conversation!
  11. 11. Research Tour & Tips Here are some tried and true methods to fold into your process. ● How to find the words ● Organizing the research process ● Search tips ● Evaluation tips ● Using the information once you have it Skillshare: show and tell, what are your tricks?
  12. 12. Research Inquiry Exercise Keeping your own creative and research processes in mind: ● Name a research inquiry ● Name three key concepts or key words ● Gather supporting information Let’s do the work and talk about how to make that work easier, faster, and more fun.

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