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Information Literacy for Seneca Faculty: Research as Inquiry

Information has value Information creation as process Research as inquiry Searching as strategic exploration Scholarship as conversation Authority is contructed

Research as Inquiry

Research is iterative and depends upon asking new questions whose answers may develop into additional questions or lines of inquiry. Learn more.

Learning Objectives

Key sentence: Novice learners begin to acquire strategic perspectives on inquiry and a greater repertoire of investigative methods.

Learning Objectives:
Learners who are developing their information literate abilities will be able to:

  • formulate research questions based on information gaps or on reexamination of existing, possibly conflicting, information;
  • determine an appropriate scope of the research question and identify key concepts;
  • limit the scope of complex research by breaking complex questions into simple ones;
  • examine found information and assess for gaps or weaknesses.


Classroom Activities