Big 6 Research Steps

Big 6 Research


Big 6 Research Steps
  • 2.1 Determine all possible sources (brainstorm)
  • 2. Information Seeking Strategies
  • 2.2 Select the best sources
  • 1.5 What information will I need?
  • 1.4 What are some topics or questions I need to answer?
  • 1.3 What is my current task?
  • 1.2 Identify information needed (to solve the information problem)
  • 1.1 Define the information problem
  • 1. Task Definition
  • 4.2 Extract relevant information
  • 4.1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch)
  • 4. Use of Information
  • 3.4 Where can I find the information in the source?
  • 3.3 Where can I find these sources?
  • 3.2 Find information within sources
  • 3.1 Locate sources (intellectually and physically)
  • 3. Location and Access
  • 2.4 What are the best sources of information for this task?
  • 2.3 What are all the possible sources to check?
  • 5.2 Present the information
  • 5. Synthesis
  • 4.4 What information from the source is useful?
  • 4.3 What information do I expect to find in this source?
  • 6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness)
  • 5.1 Organize from multiple sources
  • 6. Evaluation
  • 5.4 How should I present my information?
  • 5.3 How will I organize my information?
  • 6.3 Did I do what was required?
  • 6.2 Judge the process (efficiency)
  • 6.4 Did I complete each of the Big6