Research as Inquiry

This rubric was designed for use with a Freshmen-level information literacy instruction one-shot. The faculty member required that students select one empirical research article to support their research paper for the course. The information literacy session specifically went over crafting research questions, understanding emprical research, bias, study design, etc. Students were shown how to search for quantitative and qualtiative research and to recognize identifiers of empirical research using an article's abstract. Once the assignment was completed the course instructor shared the students' selected articles and their justification for why it was appropraite with the librarian who taught the course. 
Contributor: Claudia McGivney
Resource Type(s): Rubric
License Assigned: CC Attribution-NonCommercial License CC-BY-NC
This rubric was created to evaluate student resource choice for their research papers after a library session. The rubric keeps the scope of ACRL's Framework in mind, while focusing on evalautive criteria students' would be taught to implement in their research inquiries during an information literacy session. The rubric consists of four categories: begining, emerging, developing and proficient, which allow for clear delineations of students' sophistication in conducting research.   
Contributor: Claudia McGivney
Resource Type(s): Rubric
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as InquirySearching as Strategic Exploration
License Assigned: CC Attribution-NonCommercial License CC-BY-NC
This lesson plan prepares students to gather data using American FactFinder and can be adapted for use with Business and Social Science courses.
Contributor: Justina Elmore
Resource Type(s): ActivityLesson Plan
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as InquirySearching as Strategic Exploration
Discipline(s): Interdisciplinary
License Assigned: CC Attribution-ShareAlike License CC-BY-SA
Updated Version, please download this one!  This infographic helps students figure out more information about peer-reviewed articles, including types of secondary articles like meta-analysis and meta-synethesis.  This map gives more information and helps to point them in the right direction, especially those doing literature reviews in the sciences.  
Contributor: Samantha Kennedy
Resource Type(s): Learning Object
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
This infographic helps students figure out more information about peer-reviewed articles, including types of secondary articles like meta-analysis and meta-synethesis.  This map gives more information and helps to point them in the right direction, especially those doing literature reviews in the sciences.  
Contributor: Samantha Kennedy
Resource Type(s): Learning Object
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
Similar to my general "research snake" this one is specficially for history student searching for history resources, primary and secondary.  This is a visual resource you can use to show students how to start research and the steps they should follow along the way.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at samkennedy@gmail.com
Contributor: Samantha Kennedy
Resource Type(s): Learning Object
Discipline(s): History
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
Developed for the University of Connecticut's "Research Now!" online curriculum. This worksheet is designed as a tool for students to assess their sources, and re-evaluate their research focus.
Contributor: Donovan Reinwald
Resource Type(s): Worksheet
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Creation as ProcessResearch as Inquiry
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
Developed for the University of Connecticut's "Research Now!" online curriculum. This worksheet is designed as a tool to narrow a student's topic in order to write a refined research question.
Contributor: Donovan Reinwald
Resource Type(s): Worksheet
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
Developed for the University of Connecticut's "Research Now!" online curriculum. This activity is designed to provoke critical thinking about information sources throughout the research process. Students begin by recalling any prior knowledge of the subject, then consider what they would like to learn about it during their research. The activity then prompts them to consider how they will find information on their topic, and finally to describe what they have learned about it having completed their research.
Contributor: Donovan Reinwald
Resource Type(s): Activity
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY

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