Research Process

  • This research model will provide a framework for a comprehensive, collaborative research project co-taught between the members of the social studies department and the media specialist. The process will identify and support the cognitive skills that students need in order to create meaningful and varied products and to form a deeper understanding of social studies content.
    Research Process
    Cognitive Skills
    Knowledge
    Classification
    Broadening and Narrowing
    Synthesis
    Knowledge
    Comparison/Contrast
    Broadening and Narrowing
    Synthesis
    Knowledge
    Application
    Summarization
    Evaluation
    Comparison/Contrast
    Percision.Logic
    Classification
    Analysis
    Synthesis
    Metacognition
    Inference
    Persistence
    Knowledge
    Application
    Synthesis
    Overviews of Information Literacy
    The research stages are adapted from the Research Cycle developed by Jamie McKenzie.
    The meta cognitive reflections on each page are designed to encourage student learning and to support the recursive nature of the research process.