Module 1
Ask Good Questions
Module 2
Finding Information
Module 3
Selecting the Best
Module 4
Putting it Together
Module 5
Your Presentation
Module 6
Making the Grade

Most people say the hardest part of research or problem solving is getting started. One way to get started is by creating questions. 

Directions: Try the following activites, begin with #1 and work through #3, to hone your questioning skills.

#1 Choose an image from the slide show Thirty thinking images.

List questions you have about the photograph you have chosen.


Share your questions in your class online discussion.


Let's get some Practice creating research questions.

Directions: Work with the sample article for the practice research topic, "online privacy".  Begin with #4 and work through #7. 


#4 Read the article "Do You Deserve Online Privacy?"  from the Canadian Business magazine in INFOhio's EBSCOhost. (Use ISearch to quickly find articles like this.)  (Note: If accessing the article from home you will need the INFOhio username and password.)
#5 Read this information on creating questions.  When reading an article, you can easily develop questions for further research using three levels of questions:
  • Questions developed directly from the text.
  • Questions implied in the text.
  • Questions that take your research deeper.
Here are some sample questions from the article "Do You Deserve Online Privacy?" from EBSCO.
  • Questions directly from the text: "How does Google collect information about individuals?"
  • Questions implied in the text:  "What does Google do with the information it collects?"
  • Questions that take your research deeper: " What are the roles of government and policy makers in information privacy?"
#6 Write and record questions that you have about the article  "Do You Deserve Online Privacy?". Use the "Three Levels of Questions"  Word document or interactive .pdf to record your questions. You can apply this questioning technique to future research projects or to finding a solution to a problem.
#7 Share your questions in your class online discussion.

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