Use a research article to model the research process used by experts.
Jigsaw groups each tackle one part of a research article summarizing what that section says and what purpose that section serves; then students disperse and share with new formed groups.
Chalk talk: Have students list out resource they use & branch out with experiences, feelings, facts, etc.
Concept mapping: give class a topic, brainstorm keywords. Use Prezi to have students create a visual map with a list of keywords.
Evaluate sources cited in an article, review sources. Decide what value the source adds to the article. Sort sources into types (books, articles, reports, statistics) using clickers or Kahoot.
Individual group brainstorming: using Padlet, students share as many synonyms as they can for research question concepts, then the entire class works together to group them by concept in preparation for boolean searching
Keyword brainstorming: students write down presentation idea and pass around. What questions do their peers have about the topic (review to create keywords), roundtable writing.
Research as Inquiry
Research is an iterative process.
Research depends upon asking increasingly complex or new questions whose answers develop additional questions or lines of inquiry.
The Framework content on this page and in this guiede was originally created by PALNI - the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana. Adapted with permission.