Please take the pre-test below before completing any of the activities for this week.
Teaching information literacy reframed: 50+ framework-based exercises for creating information-literate learners
Please watch the video below. It gives an introduction to this week's framework: Research as Inquiry.
Please answer these questions after watching the video, "It's All About the Questions".
There is an interactive section in this week's reading as well as two quizzes that are all available to you as you read through the chapter "Gather".
On page 55 you will see that you can click to explore the elements of citations. This is an optional interactive section that reviews pages 56-58 of the reading.
Following the Conclusion is a searching exercise and 2 quizzes. You do not need to complete these quizzes. The questions we would like you to answer are listed below in our regular quiz format.
Please work through the tutorial below and then answer the quiz questions.
Developing a Research Question: Topic Selection
Please watch the video below before completing the worksheet for this activity.
This is a sample worksheet we completed using the example in the video. Look at this for help in understanding how to fill out your worksheet.
Complete this worksheet to develop a research question and generate search words to be able to answer the questions at the end of this activity. You do not have to turn in this worksheet. It's available to help you complete this learning activity.
Please complete the quiz below after you have filled out your worksheet for "Developing a Research Question: Topic Selection".
Klipfel, K. M. (2015). Developing a research question: topic selection. In Teaching information literacy threshold concepts: Lesson plans for librarians (pp. 50–54). Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries.
Creating a Research Question is Research
Please complete the tutorial below.
This learning activity will take about 10 minutes and is worth 5 points.
Understanding LC Classification & Searching for Specific Resource Types
In the reading for this week, "Gather", we followed Harry and his class group in their journey to discover information about natural disasters and advising a response group to address issues and needs with a community response center.
Harry and his classmates used a variety of resource types to complete their assignment. We've done some practicing searching using a search engine (Bing) in the previous activity. Now we're going to take a look at how to search for books in the Dugan Library catalog and in the research databases to identify particular resource types.
Please complete the tutorial below and answer the quiz questions to receive full credit for this activity.
This activity should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and is worth 5 points.
You will need to login to our Blackboard class to participate in our class discussion. Please answer the question posted and interact with other students' or instructors' posts to receive credit.
This week's discussion question:
Have you ever found yourself bored with a topic that you are researching for a class paper or project? What makes a paper more interesting to YOU to work on?
Please open this document and read through the assignment requirements. You do not need to begin working on it today, but it would be a good idea to start planning what research topic you would like to use. It would be helpful to keep your topic in mind as you complete the weekly activities for this class.
Understanding that research should be an investigative process where you are introduced to new ideas and information is foundational for successful research projects. Reading books, journal articles and other information resources should not just confirm what you already know. You are in college to learn and develop the ability to think, analyze and process knowledge. This ability will help prepare you to succeed both in college and beyond.
We hope that the value and importance of first creating a research question is clear to you as we proceed to week 4: Authority is Constructed & Contextual where we will learn about evaluating resources.
Please complete the post-test for "Research as Inquiry" below.