The Big6 is a six step process for solving an information problem.
1. Task Definition
a. Do you understand the problem/project?
b. What information are you going to need?
2. Information Seeking Strategies
a. Brainstorm possible sources
b. Evaluate those sources based on reliability and accessibility and choose the best ones
3. Location and Access
a. Locate the actual sources
b. Find the information in the source
4. Use of Information
a. Use the source - read, listen, interview, watch, etc.
b. Take notes on the relevant information
a. Organize the information from all of your sources
b. Prepare your presentation - paper, brochure, multi-media, etc.
a. Did you include everything you were asked to include?
b. How did the research process go? What could you do differently next time?
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