Scholarly Inquiry and Research Methods
Syllabus and five assignments within a two-credit course at undergraduate level. See "Relevant Links" section for access to all assignments. Assignments include a rubric.
Textbook: William Badke, Research Strategies: Finding Your Way through the Information Fog, 6th ed. (Bloomington, IN: iUniverse.com, 2017). Links to further resources: http://libguides.twu.ca/UNIV110/Presentations Rubrics provided in each assignment.
The student will: 1. Gain an understanding of the characteristics of information and its dissemination in the information age. 2. Develop an appreciation for topic analysis and research focused around a question or hypothesis. 3. Learn to strategize research procedures using a wide variety of tools and information sources, based on an understanding of information systems and their manner of operation. 4. Acquire a deeper ability to use critical thinking to interact with diverse concepts, evaluate truth claims, synthesize data and make conclusions. 5. Show an appreciation for the ethical requirements of research and writing.
Information Literacy concepts:
Individual or Group:
The course was taught over five evenings. The course material worked through the research process from topic identification to preparation for final writing. Course assignments provided opportunity for students to integrate instructional content with practice built around topics of their choice.