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Alternative Research #5 -  Assigning Inquiry, or, What We Talk About When We Talk About Research Assignments

Alternative Research #5 - Assigning Inquiry, or, What We Talk About When We Talk About Research Assignments

Facilitator: Jennifer Kelley | 

A 2010 study conducted by Project Information Literacy examined the content of over 190 course-related research assignment handouts distributed to students at colleges around the U.S. The findings revealed that handouts rarely provided students the guidance they need to navigate the "complex information landscape that most college students inhabit today."

In this session, participants will unpack the terms and phrases we all take for granted in describing the research process and look critically at their own and colleagues' research assignments.

Reading:

"Assigning Inquiry: How Handouts for Research Assignments Guide Today's College Students," Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg, Project Information Literacy Progress Report, University of Washington's Information School, July 13, 2010.

 

Date:
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time:
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location:
SRC 3104
Campus:
Main Campus (Glen Ellyn)
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Event Organizer

Jenn Kelley

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