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    Research Process


    The research process is just that, a process.  A process includes a series of steps in order for it to be completed.  The Big6™ information literacy process, created by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, will help you work through and solve your information problem.  Stages are not always completed in order and going back to a previous stage can be helpful. 


    Cambridge Rindge & Latin School and OWL Purdue have fabulous research guides.  Click on the stages below to go to their research guide websites for a break down of each step in the information problem solving process. 
    Using the Big6™,  the six stages to solving your information problems are:
    1.1  Define the information problem
    1.2  Identify information needed
    2.1  Determine all possible Sources 
    2.2  Select the best sources
    3.1  Locate sources (intellectually and physically)
    3.2  Find information with in sources
    4.1  Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch)
    5.  Synthesis 
    5.1  Organize from multiple sources
    5.2  Present the information
    6.  Evaluation
    6.1  Judge the product (effectiveness)
    6.2  Judge the process (efficiency)
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Last Modified on September 17, 2019