Return to Inquiry Learning

Research Process

Step 1Questioning Define and clarify your information needs.

Step 2:  Gathering Locate and retrieve good resources from a variety of sources.
Step 3:  Recording Select, process and record relevant data.
Step 4:  Outlining Sort and sift the information and make an outline showing the order in which you will present your information.
Step 5:  Reporting Present the information according to the assignment’s directions.  Be sure to document your sources appropriately.
 
Other models:

Questioning What You See

Rutger’s RIOT – Research Information Online Tutorial 

Module 1:  Selecting a Topic

Module 2:  Finding Sources

RUTGERStype_sources

Module 5: Evaluating Sources

RUTGERSevaluating 

What about Google and Wikipedia?