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Research is NOT...

  • regurgitation of facts
  • filling in the blanks
  • simply gathering and repeating information
      
     

    Zora Neale Hurston Quote

    "Research is formalized curiosity.

    It is poking and prying with a purpose."

    -Zora Neale Hurston-

    20th Century Writer

    Author of Their Eyes Were Watching God

     

    Springbrook Academic Policy Agreement

     

    Process

    Investigate*Plan/Design*Create*Reflect/Evaluate

    Investigate

    • Ask questions or identify a problem
    • Identify what information is needed to answer the question or solve the problem
    • Explore a range/variety of resources
    • Locate and evaluate sources
    • Record bibliographic information
    • Record and organize findings
    • Develop/Formulate answers and solutions

    Plan/Design

    • Create new understandings and knowledge
    • Decide the best medium to communicate the information
    • Design a model, complete a storyboard, or write a rough draft
    • Prepare a bibliography or works cited

    Create

    • Share findings/conclusions by preparing a final product
    • Present the product to an audience

    Reflect/Evaluate

    • Evaluate the process
    • Reflect on the experience and your performance
    • Evaluate the product/solution

     

    Research IS...

    A process of locating, interpreting, and analyzing information in an effort to obtain evidence to support

    • an answer to a question
    • a solution to a problem
        
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