In one word, how would you describe "inquiry"? How can it be used in research?
Think about asking questions to understand a topic better. Practice critical thinking skills to analyze and synthesize information. Develop methods to apply inquiry and research skills in everyday life. Understand the purpose of inquiry when doing research to answer questions and solve problems. Learn how to use a variety of sources to find information. Analyze the ability to evaluate the credibility of sources.
We will be learning to use an inquiry based approach to research:
RESEARCH SKILLS - the ability to identify and locate appropriate sources of information and evaluate the accuracy and reliability of those sources. CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS - the ability to analyze information, evaluate evidence, identify assumptions, and draw reasonable conclusions. PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS - the ability to identify a problem and develop and implement strategies to solve it.
Vocabulary and Concepts:
Did you know?
Research studies have found that inquiry-based learning can help students develop better problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Inquiry-based learning can help students develop a deeper understanding of the topics they are researching.
Inquiry Based Learning
Research: the process of gathering information from different sources in order to gain knowledge or to answer a specific question. Research Skills: the ability to identify and locate appropriate sources of information and evaluate the accuracy and reliability of those sources.
Critical Thinking: the process of analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing information to make informed decisions. Critical Thinking Skills: the ability to analyze information, evaluate evidence, identify assumptions, and draw reasonable conclusions.
Synthesis: the process of combining different ideas or concepts into a single, unified idea or concept.
What resources are available to help you access reliable resources and apply research techniques?
What is the first step in conducting research?
- Analyzing data
- Collecting data
- Identifying a research question
Which of the following is an example of a credible source for research?
- Personal blog post
- Peer-reviewed journal article
- Social media post
What does it mean to cite your sources in a research paper?
- To give credit to the original authors and avoid plagiarism
- To make your paper longer
- To show off your knowledge
What is the importance of evaluating sources during research?
- To increase word count in your paper
- To ensure accuracy and reliability of information
- Because it's a requirement from teachers
In what ways does the process of research as inquiry contribute to your development of critical thinking skills? How can it be applied to your everyday life?