How to develop research skills in students. The model of searching information. Carol Collier Kuhlthau. Khan M.K. – librarian NIS PhM in Shymkent.
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The model of searching information.
Khan M.K. – librarian
NIS PhM in Shymkent
Carol Collier Kuhlthau is a professor of library and information science at Rutgers University, founder of the Center for International Scholarship school libraries (CISSL) (USA). She is known worldwide for her pioneering research on the process of searching information and the introduction of a 6-steps model of the process of information search / Information Search Process (ISP). Her books are among the most highly cited librarians and heads of scientific research in the United States and abroad.
3. Theme research
Motivation of students interest in research work
When you choose a topic , you must have the structure, the student does not have to focus on small details . When the student just begins to research work he needs teacher’s help . Teacher advises, makes recommendations for drawing up the plan. The plan will help to bring, to accumulate the primary sources on the topic. During the proses of researching the plan will be certainly evolved . However, a draft plan will give the opportunity to link into a whole range of information . Therefore, such plan should be in the first stage of the student’s research work .
Criteria for choosing the topic
- The topic should be relevant, understudied and important in practical terms;
- The topic should really be feasible, so it is necessary to make the conditions to achieve in this work (literature, material security, the availability of the object of research, meetings with scientists, etc.);
- The theme should be interesting to engage students.
- The topic should be interesting but easy so that the work could be done relatively quickly.
After determining the working title of the topic (the final title can be determined only after the completion of the study), the student goes to the preparation of the work program. Examines the state of the problem, determine the relevance and purpose of the study, its objectives, methods and steps. Finds out that you already know and what to learn, and makes a prediction about the expected results of the study.
At this step, the student focuses on the research topic. Subject - this is the item you want to learn about and want to read.
In the asterisk you should write a theme and in the surrounding ovals you should write down questions and further develop the issues regarding the previous questions for further study and clarify the topic. Using such schemes , the student will develop an idea of his subject, the student will begin to have his opinion about the topic, develop questions, plan, prepare a brief summary of the research, etc.
In this example, the theme of the research is "Solar energy is the energy of the present and the future."