Big6 Research Process

"The Big6 is a process model of how people of all ages solve an information problem."  

What do I do?

1: Task Definition

Write it all down...

4: Use of Information

What do I need?

2: Info Seeking Strategies

Put it all together!

5: Synthesis

During Synthesis, you are using anything and everything you need to create your project... 

Where do I look?

3: Location & Access

Check your work.

6: Evaluation

The Big6  Rap

 

First, define your task.
Then, you can ask:

 

What should I use
to find answers and clues?

 

Where should I look?
Try in a book.
Or maybe yet,
Find it on the Internet!

 

Alright!  Read, write, even highlight.
Use the Big6 for more insight.

If you want to gain some knowledge that sticks,
You need to learn how to use the Big6!

 

Take your information and create
A way to best communicate.

 

Okay, you want to know how you rate
So take some time to evaluate.

 

Now you know just what to do.
Make the Big6 work for you!


If you want to gain some knowledge that sticks,
You need to learn how to use the Big6...  Peace!

Copyright 2001 Valerie Charbeneau