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  • BJM Resource Centre

  • BJM Resource CentreStudent Orientation Research Projects

  • Completing a Research Project

  • Sources:

  • Sources: Encyclopedia / BooksWell organizedWritten at your reading levelInformation can be trustedBest place to start general researchNeed to know:Table of ContentsIndexAlphabetical order

  • Up-to-date, current informationVarious subject areas availableEasy to access informationNewspaper articles available

    Sources: Databases

  • Material on specific topicsMaterial created by usersNeed to assess the validity of the informationBest to use sites you know are created by users who provide accurate informationSources: Special Interest Sites

  • Many to choose fromGoogleBingLearn to use one or two wellLearn how to access the advanced search featuresKeyword SearchesBoolean Searches

    Sources: Search Engines

  • So much information!Information of variable qualityYou must know how to critically evaluate each site you visit because you cant trust the informationA good place to play

    Sources: Free Surfing

  • BJM Resource Centre Research SkillsWhat do you need to know before you start your research?EncyclopediaWhen was William Shakespeare born?Name the 11 Ecoregions of Saskatchewan.What were four first which occurred in the 1900s?What is the name of the element of the periodic table with the symbol Cd?

  • BJM Resource Centre Research SkillsWhat do you need to know before you start your research?BooksWhen was William Shakespeare born?Name the 11 Ecoregions of Saskatchewan.What were four first which occurred in the 1900s?What is the name of the element of the periodic table with the symbol Cd?

  • BJM Resource Centre Research SkillsWhat do you need to know before you start your research?Special Interest SitesBJM Webpage > English Department > ShakespeareWhen was William Shakespeare born?BJM Webpage > Science Department > Ecoregions of SaskatchewanName the 11 Ecoregions of Saskatchewan.BJM Webpage > Social/History Department > 20th Century History TimelineWhat were four first which occurred in the 1900s?BJM Webpage > Science Department > Periodic Table / ElementsWhat is the name of the element of the periodic table with the symbol Cd?

  • BJM Resource Centre Research SkillsWhat do you need to know before you start your research?Net SearchWhen was William Shakespeare born?Name the 11 Ecoregions of Saskatchewan.What were four first which occurred in the 1900s?What is the name of the element of the periodic table with the symbol Cd?

  • So, what is the best source to use?ENCYCLOPEDIA / BOOKSDATABASESSPECIAL INTEREST SITESSEARCH ENGINESSURFING

  • The Research ProcessSteps to a successful experience

  • The Research ProcessAppreciation - select your topicGather general background informationDetermine what is of interest to you

    Teachers will often give you information to help you make selections

  • AppreciationChristian ServiceHelping OthersFeels goodA lot of people with needsCompassion to othersWhy get involved with Christian Service?

  • The Research ProcessAppreciation - select your topicPre-search - create a research planLook for relationshipsCreate a focus

    Create a research webRefine your area of research

  • Pre-searchFeed PeopleWork PlacementsClothes for PeopleSpiritual HelpChristian Service Opportunities in SaskatoonSalvation ArmyFood BankSalvation ArmyValue VillageStart with What services are provided to people?Christian Service

  • The Research ProcessAppreciation - select your topicPre-search - create a research map/planSearch - select the best resourceStart with general sources to gain background informationUse a variety of sources to check your information

    Use a ORGANIZATION FRAME to record informationRecord your information in point form or phrasesRecord the bibliographical information

  • The Research ProcessORGANIZATIONAL FRAME

  • The Research ProcessAppreciation - select your topicPre-search - create a research map/planSearch - select the best resourceInterpretation - process your researchDecide which information is useful for your projectExpand on this information

    Organize the information in an appropriate manner

  • The Research ProcessAppreciation - select your topicPre-search - create a research map/planSearch - select the best resourceInterpretation - process your researchCommunication - present your researchKnow your presentation optionsFollow the guidelines as set out by your teacher

  • The Research ProcessAppreciation - select your topicPre-search - create a research map/planSearch - select the best resourceInterpretation - process your researchCommunication - present your researchEvaluation - determine strengths/weaknessesDetermine where you did well and where you need to make changesUse this information to improve your next project

  • The Research ProcessAppreciation - select your topicPre-search - create a research map/planSearch - select the best resourceInterpretation - process your researchCommunication - present your researchEvaluation - determine strengths/weaknesses* Research Process Guide *

  • Questions, thoughts, comments?

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