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The Big 6 Research Process

The Big 6 Research Process

  1. Task Definition
    1. Define the information problem
    2. Identify information needed
  2. Info seeking strategies
    1. Determine all possible sources
    2. Select the best sources
  3. Location and access
    1. Locate sources (intellectually and physically)
    2. Find information within sources
  4. Use of information
    1. Engage (e.g. read, hear, view, touch)
    2. Extract relevant information
  5. Synthesis
    1. Organize multiple sources
    2. Present the information
  6. Evaluation
    1. Judge the product (effectiveness)
    2. Judge the process (efficiency)

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