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WFS - Library Guide: Big6 Research Model

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Big6 Model

Step 1: Task Definition

(Big Question)

  • Define the Problem
  • Evaluate what information is needed

Step 2: Information Seeking Strategies

(Focus Library Catalog, Websites, Experts, Online or Print Dictionaries, Databases, Online or Print Encyclopedias, Almanacs, etc.)

  • Identify resources
  • Select the best resources

Step 3: Location & Access

(Relevant, Appropriate, Detailed, Current, Authoritative & Without Bias)

  • Find info in Sources

Step 4: Use of Information

(Answer the Big Question)

  • Engaged in the material
  • Extract information

Step 5: Synthesis

(Share the answers to the Big Questions with your Target Audience)

  • Present the information

Step 6: Evaluation

(Check your rubric or Checklist)

  • Judge the Product & the Process

Scientific Method

Step 1:  Find a problem that can be tested by experimentation

(Big Question that can be answered with an experiment) 

Step 2:  Research - Observation

(Check out how others have tested similar problems - Research the materials to be used in the experiment)

Step 3:  Hypothesis - Educated Guess

(Educated Guess Based on your Research & Observations)

Step 4:  Experiment

(Gather and List materials, Record the Steps and Complete the Experiment)

Step 5:  Collect & Analyze Data

 (Record the Data, Use the Data to Answer the Big Question)

Step 6:  Evaluate Results - Evaluate Process

(Accept or Reject Hypothesis, Evaluate the Steps in the Experiment, Propose Changes in the Process or Explore Further Experimentation)

 

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