Research as Inquiry

Identifying Research Questions in a Discipline

The purpose of this activity is to help students identify the types of research questions that scholars in their field are investigating in preparation for developing their own research questions. As a class, students will review multiple scholarly articles related to a topic or question, identify the research question or questions, and then discuss the characteristics of research questions that are found in the field. 

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Market Research for Entrepreneurs

These materials accompany the book chapter “A Tour of Public Use Market Research” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

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University of Toronto Libraries Entrepreneurship Research Skills Co-curricular Record reflection document and assessment form

Ancillary materials for the chapter "Aligning Business IL with Startup Thinking: A series of open workshops" in Teaching Business Information Literacy, including a workshop assessment questionnaire and a student reflection document.

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Trade Magazines Presentation Slides

These materials accompany the book chapter “Hot Topics Trade Publications Connect Research with Career Ambitions” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

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Hot Topics Card Examples

These materials accompany the book chapter “Hot Topics Trade Publications Connect Research with Career Ambitions” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

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Business Intelligence Tool & Company Analysis [Instructor Use-no pictures]

These materials accompany the book chapter “Data Visualization: Visualizing Decisions” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

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Business Intelligence Tool & Company Analysis [Instructor Use-with pictures]

These materials accompany the book chapter “Data Visualization: Visualizing Decisions” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

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Business Intelligence Tool & Company Analysis Worksheet [Student Assignment]

These materials accompany the book chapter “Data Visualization: Visualizing Decisions” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

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Steps for Using Microsoft Power BI [Worksheet]

These materials accompany the book chapter “Data Visualization: Visualizing Decisions” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

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Using Altmetrics to Evaluate Pseudoscience News Media

These are the slides for the learning activity in the book chapter, "Teaching Undergraduates to Collate and Evaluate News Sources with Altmetrics" from the book Teaching About Fake News: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences. These slides include goals, definitions of original research, the scholarly conversation, altmetrics; and an in-class activity. 

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