Big6 & Research

  • Information & Technology Skills for Student Achievement

    Here are the Big 6. Each of the six steps have two sub-steps, sometimes called the Little 12.

    1. Task Definition

    1.1 Define the information problem

    1.2 Identify information needed

    2. Information Seeking Strategies

    2.1 Determine all possible sources

    2.2 Select the best sources

    3. Location and Access

    3.1 Locate sources (intellectually and physically)

    3.2 Find information within sources

    4. Use of Information

    4.1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch)

    4.2 Extract relevant information

    5. Synthesis

    5.1 Organize from multiple sources

    5.2 Present the information

    6. Evaluation

    6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness)

    6.2 Judge the process (efficiency)

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