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Faculty Support at RDC Library

Services and resources to support teaching and research at RDC.

Topics & Examples

Outcome: Conduct research as a dynamic process of asking questions, synthesizing information, and asking further questions.
Developing Questions & The Research Process

Topics Include

Identify Information Need

scope of inquiry; background information (encyclopedias, general reference materials)
Create and Revise Question topic development; topic limitations; mind mapping; broaden/narrow topic
Synthesize Information evidence for your position or answer; gaps in information; incorporate ideas from multiple sources; draw reasonable conclusions; when to stop
Identify Gaps in Research unanswered questions; “limitations” and “further study” sections of scholarly work; interdisciplinary research (other disciplines’ knowledge to inform own area of study); limitations of own work
Note: Outcomes and supporting material informed by and based on the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.