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Foundational Research Chart

Questioning

Figure out what you are trying to ask and what the important parts of the question / statement are

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Planning

Determine the key ideas and think about where you want to search, and what kind of information would be relevant.

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Sorting & Sifting

Find information and take notes. Choose what information in your notes is most important.

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Gathering

Take notes on any information, sources and data that will help you answer your questions.

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Synthesizing

Fit your information together like a puzzle trying different ways until you are satisfied.

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Evaluating

Ask yourself if you are done researching. Do you have enough detail to write up your research? Does it sufficiently answer your question / support your statement?

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Attributation

Content based on University of Alberta Library Research Guide