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High School Research Philosophy
Students, you engage in the research process to learn the skills necessary for college and life beyond!
To help you in your work, you can think about research as a process involving 3 major stages:
The ASIJ Research Promise:
Your teachers are committed to providing you with consistent instruction in, and application of, the research process. You will routinely engage in parts of the research process, and sometimes the whole process. Your teachers use a common language for elements of the research process so that you see how research in different subjects is connected; this will help you see how the stages of the research process are clear for each assignment. Teachers will give you choice in research opportunities so that you can pursue topics interesting to you. Because your teachers will frequent exposure you to the skills and stages of research, and use a common language around research, you will feel well prepared for university when you leave ASIJ. You will discover that, rather than a solitary quest, research is a shared endeavor and an academic conversation in which you learn what others have said, you give credit where it’s due (attribute appropriately), and you contribute to the discussion in new and knowledgeable ways.
“College, Career, and Civic Life: Framework for Social Studies State Standards.” NCSS. Web. Accessed Oct. 26, 2013.
“Creative Research Ideas.” Learning Research Skills. British Library. Web. Accessed Oct. 28, 2013.
“Griffith Graduate Attributes: Research Toolkit.” GIHE. Web. Accessed Oct. 26, 2013.
If you are stuck, try these Creative Research Ideas
from The British Library
This is a Research Cycle.
Here are the steps written out.
Mind you, this is a cycle. You can move back and forth
as needs dictate.
I. Developing Questions & Planning Inquiry
II. Evaluating & Using Evidence
Find Reliable Sources
Engage with Sources
Begin to Develop Claims
Select Appropriate Evidence (Commit to a Culture of Citation)
III. Communicating Conclusions
Now for the nitty gritty.....
Using the Catalog and Databases
Accessing e-books in our collection
ASIJ Research Guides
Using Google and Other Search Engines
How Do I Know I am Getting GOOD information?