Research is a systematic, rigorous process of critical thinking and solving problems.
Research is what we do to find the truth: to question, to inquire, to be curious. It's not something only scientists do - business people, baseball players, artists, etc. are all engaged in different forms of research. All of us do research when we do such common tasks as comparing products before we buy a new cell phone or computer or car.
The Big6™ is a process model of how people of all ages solve an information problem.
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Handout created by: Barbara J. Shoemaker, School Media Specialist, Mill Road Elementary, K-2 Red Hook Central School District, Red Hook, NY