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Tutoring and the research process

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Information Seeking Behaviors

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Tutoring and the research process

  1. 1. Tutoring & The Research Process
  2. 2. Stokely KlasovskyKent State Writing Center
  3. 3. Your ProcessResearch Process Exercise
  4. 4. What is research?• Research is about discovery, actively evaluating concepts, and developing new ideas; it involves the synthesis and integration of existing information to draw new conclusions and develop original ideas.
  5. 5. “Information Seeking Behaviors”
  6. 6. Dervin’s Sense Making Model
  7. 7. Bates’s Berrypicking Model
  8. 8. Puzzle Wheel
  9. 9. Smith’s Optimally Productive Conception of Writing
  10. 10. Your Visual Representation Research Process Exercise
  11. 11. Spink’s Information Behaviorhttp://www.worldcat.org/oclc/692304330
  12. 12. Information Behavior Sub-processes• Consists of six inter-related behaviors• Developed from a number of research areas: – Cognitive science – Psychology – Biology
  13. 13. Information Seeking
  14. 14. Sense Making
  15. 15. Information Foraging
  16. 16. Information Searching
  17. 17. Information Organizing
  18. 18. Information Using
  19. 19. Research Analysis for Tutors
  20. 20. Information Seeking• Assignment awareness & analysis• Expressing what they don’t understand• Acknowledging that what they already know is insufficent
  21. 21. Sense Making• Topic Narrowing• Thesis Development• Engaging Interest
  22. 22. Information Foraging• Where to look?• Research Databases? Reference Texts? Kent- Link? Ohio-Link?• Google? Wikipedia?• Reference Desk?http://www.library.kent.edu/page/10078• Reference desk for writing questions?
  23. 23. Information Searching• Navigating Sources• Boolean Operators• Evaluating Informationhttp://www.library.kent.edu/page/10078
  24. 24. Information Organizing• Outlining/Structuring• Determining which information is useful• Classical/Toulmin/Rogerian Arguments?• Simply why this first and that second?
  25. 25. Information Using• Writing the paper• Assembling the bibliography• Integrating quotations• Using synthesis words
  26. 26. Mapping Your ResearchResearch Process Exercise• Information Seeking• Sense Making• Information Foraging• Information Searching• Information Organizing• Information Using
  27. 27. • Student Handbook
  28. 28. Thank You! (and thank you, Dr. Spink)

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