Teaching Internet Research Skills
a seminar presented by Genie Tyburski

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Myths & Misconceptions

Research Starting Points

Evaluative Skills

Hypothetical Research Exercises

Fact-Finding Exercises

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TEACHING RESEARCH SKILLS
Aliens using a Computer This section provides for practicing research, evaluative, and teaching skills. Attendees will form groups. Using hypothetical research scenarios, the groups will analyze each question, develop an initial research strategy, identify starting points, initiate the research, re-examine the research strategy, evaluate resources, and present their experiences to the class.
Hypothetical Research Scenarios

Hiring Help

Understanding a Medical Disorder

School Science Project

Relocation Woes

Gang-Related Crime

High School Debate

Group Activities

BulletOne person adopts the role of the patron. Conduct a reference interview if necessary. Patron may make up answers to fill in any gaps.

BulletTeach the patron how to conduct research on the Web. Help him assess his topic, develop an initial research strategy, and identify 3 or 4 starting points.

BulletPatron initiates research with the supervision of the librarians. After 5 or 10 minutes, assess how the research is going.

BulletIf necessary, re-evaluate the initial research strategy. Improve upon it using new information you may have gathered using the initial strategy.

BulletSelect 1 or 2 answering resources and evaluate them for quality. Identify short-comings. Can the patron rely on them?

BulletPresent your experience to the class.

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