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Toolkit: Research as Inquiry- KPs

Overview

"Research is iterative and depends upon asking increasingly complex or new questions whose answers in turn develop additional questions or lines of inquiry in any field." ACRL Framework

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Learners who are developing their information literate abilities do the following:

Knowledge Practice 1

Formulate questions for research based on information gaps or on reexamination of existing, possibly conflicting, information.

Synthesis through New Knowledge Creation- Adam Cassell, MacMurray Colleg, 2016

Critical Source Evaluation- John Hernandez & Jeannette Moss, Northwestern University, 2016

Identifying Relevant Information- Samantha Crisp & Rachel Weiss, Augustana College, 2015

Developing Initial Research Questions- Chelsea Van Riper, Principia College, 2015

Knowledge Practice 2

Determine an appropriate scope of investigation.

Identifying Relevant Information- Samantha Crisp & Rachel Weiss, Augustana College, 2015

Developing Initial Research Questions- Chelsea Van Riper, Principia College, 2015

Keyword Development and Searching- Andrew Lenaghan and Melvin Whitehead, Joliet Junior College, 2014

Source Evaluation: Context and Appropriateness- Laura Mondt, Richland Community College, 2013

Wikipedia as a Research Tool- Alexis Shpall Wolstein, Milner Library – Illinois State University, 2013

Knowledge Practice 3

Deal with complex research by breaking complex questions into simple ones, limiting the scope of investigations.

A la carte Instruction- Stephanie King & Susan Markwell, Illinois Valley Community College, 2017

Keyword Development and Searching- Andrew Lenaghan and Melvin Whitehead, Joliet Junior College, 2014

Wikipedia as a Research Tool- Alexis Shpall Wolstein, Milner Library – Illinois State University, 2013

Knowledge Practice 4

Use various research methods, based on need, circumstance, and type of inquiry.

A la carte Instruction- Stephanie King & Susan Markwell, Illinois Valley Community College, 2017

Knowledge Practice 5

Monitor gathered information and assess for gaps or weaknesses.

Critical Source Evaluation- John Hernandez & Jeannette Moss, Northwestern University, 2016

Political Internet Literacy- Jennifer Schwartz, DePaul University, 2016

Knowledge Practice 6

Organize information in meaningful ways.

Masters of the (Citable) Universe: Maximizing Your Use of Reference Management Software- Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University, 2017

A la carte Instruction- Stephanie King & Susan Markwell, Illinois Valley Community College, 2017

Identifying Relevant Information- Samantha Crisp & Rachel Weiss, Augustana College, 2015

Knowledge Practice 7

Synthesize ideas gathered from multiple sources.

Rethinking a Search Strategy- Susan Franzen, Illinois State University, 2016

Identifying Relevant Information- Samantha Crisp & Rachel Weiss, Augustana College, 2015

Discovery Tools are like Shopping for Jeans- Molly Beestrum, Columbia College Chicago, 2013

Knowledge Practice 8

Draw reasonable conclusions based on the analysis and interpretation of information.

Rethinking a Search Strategy- Susan Franzen, Illinois State University, 2016


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