Decision Points in the Research Process

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Name: Chris Prucha
Title: Periodicals Librarian
Institution: Murphy Library, UW-LaCrosse
Street Address: 1631 Pine St.
City/State/Zip: LaCrosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-785-8396
Email: prucha.cris@uwlax.edu
Fax: 608-785-8637

Title of practice or implementation method: Decision Points in the Research Process

Primary audience: Upper level students

Describe the practice:

This discussion exercise is for use with a class which has some experience in library research. The exercise helps students to realize that the research process is not simple and that it involves many decision points which may be controversial. In this case, the exercise has been adapted for a class on Victorian poets.

Competencies addressed through this practice:
8. Self-assess the information-seeking processes used.

Supporting materials/resources used and their format:

(Link to handout pdf here)

Special requirements to use these resources:

References consulted: