Research Plan  

QueSPER   

Question, Search, Produce, Evaluate, and Reflect

TOPIC QUESTIONS: What am I going to study?    
What is  the topic?  
What do I already know?  
What do I want to know?  If you can't think of questions, do a FIRST SEARCH in dictionaries and encyclopedias to find keywords and subtopics that interest you.
 

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SEARCH:  Investigate where you will search and how you will begin.
Where will I look? How will I look? What keywords will I use?
 

Refer to your research help sheets for resources

 

USE KEYWORDS

USE SMILKA

USE INDEXES

USE CATALOGS   

   
PRODUCEDecide how you will gather and record your information.
What I found Where I found it  Can I trust the information?Is it Relevant? Accurate? Comprehensive? no Evidence of bias? Reliable  
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  See Reference Card#
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EVALUATE:  Was I : Complete?  Correct?  Comprehensive?      
Is my work complete? Did I check my answers? Did I say enough to explain what I meant?
 

   

 

 

       
REFLECT:  What did I learn?   
Did I answer my questions? What did I learn? What will I do differently next time?
 

  

 

 

       

BEGIN YOUR PROJECT AND ADJUST YOUR PLAN AS YOU LEARN MORE

Research Team Members: ___________________  _____________ __________ 
Who Will Do What? 1___________2 ___________3 ___________ 4__________

       Forward to GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS AND TIPS

Carol J. Fox 2002