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Researching a Topic The Research Process
The Research Process <ul><li>Define your needs </li></ul><ul><li>Locate information </li></ul><ul><li>Select, analyse, rej...
Define your needs <ul><li>What is the purpose or goal of the research task? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you already know? </...
Map your knowledge <ul><li>For the research task brainstorm or create a concept map of what you know.  </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Locate information <ul><li>Identify some likely sources of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pathfinders </li></ul></ul><u...
Select, analyse, reject <ul><li>Skimming and scanning the information to find what you need </li></ul><ul><li>Take Notes <...
Record the Bibliographic data <ul><li>Use the sheets to record your sources for the bibliography of Investigation task </l...
Organise and synthesise <ul><li>Decide on headings and subtopics </li></ul><ul><li>Sort, analyse, and synthesise the infor...
Present <ul><li>Present to the Audience in an appropriate format </li></ul>
Evaluate <ul><li>Was the purpose or goal of the research task met? </li></ul>
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The Research Process

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The Research Process

  1. 1. Researching a Topic The Research Process
  2. 2. The Research Process <ul><li>Define your needs </li></ul><ul><li>Locate information </li></ul><ul><li>Select, analyse, reject </li></ul><ul><li>Organise and synthesise </li></ul><ul><li>Present </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul>
  3. 3. Define your needs <ul><li>What is the purpose or goal of the research task? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you already know? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need to find out? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Map your knowledge <ul><li>For the research task brainstorm or create a concept map of what you know. </li></ul><ul><li>This will help you work out what you need to find out and to frame any questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You have 10 minutes </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Locate information <ul><li>Identify some likely sources of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pathfinders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialist discussion forums </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use appropriate search strategies </li></ul>
  6. 6. Select, analyse, reject <ul><li>Skimming and scanning the information to find what you need </li></ul><ul><li>Take Notes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summarise in you own words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organise the information in a way that works for you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record the bibliographic data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analyse the information </li></ul>
  7. 7. Record the Bibliographic data <ul><li>Use the sheets to record your sources for the bibliography of Investigation task </li></ul>
  8. 8. Organise and synthesise <ul><li>Decide on headings and subtopics </li></ul><ul><li>Sort, analyse, and synthesise the information </li></ul><ul><li>Add your own opinions and thoughts </li></ul>
  9. 9. Present <ul><li>Present to the Audience in an appropriate format </li></ul>
  10. 10. Evaluate <ul><li>Was the purpose or goal of the research task met? </li></ul>

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