Research Models

BIG 6/SIMPLE 3

Developed by Mike Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz as a process model to streamline information and weed out unnecessary information.  Six step process guides research

  1. Task definition
  2. Information seeking strategies
  3. Location and access
  4. Use of Information
  5. Synthesis
  6. Evaluation

FINDS RESEARCH MODEL

Developed by the Florida Association for Media in Education, a network unique to the state of Florida for library and media professionals.  This model is specific to the Florida Language Arts Curriculum but is transferable to any research topic in any location.  Process is listed in acronym:  FINDS

F focus on the information need

I investigate resources to look for an answer

N Note and evaluate facts

D Develop information into knowledge for presentation

S score presentation and search

MODEL GUIDED INQUIRY

An information search process (ISP) developed by Carl Kuhlthau in 6 stages labeled in gerunds.  Ideally will allow students to meld learning and inquiry while supported by the stages of research and evaluation.  

Initiatiating

Selecting

Exploring

Formulating

Collecting

Presenting

ONTARIO LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Produced in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, is a method of information studies for grades K-12 as a 4 step approach to research aligning with curriculum standards.  

  1. Preparing for research
  2. Accessing resources
  3. Processing information
  4. Transferring learning

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