Facilitate a discussion about common ways to find information. Do students use Google? How do they search? Describe how you conduct research and provide an example of discussions by scholars in your profession
Have students interview a faculty member about the research process in their discipline and give a 3 minutes PechaKucha presentation. How does each process differ by discipline?
Have students reflect on steps they take to do research in their lives (e.g. buying a car, choosing a college, etc.). Identify the steps involved in research behind a decision and compare to academic research
Create sample research papers topics and have students do a keyword relay (student use background information to create a list of synonyms or keywords related to the topic). Teams with the most relevant options win
Walk through the process of topic development using a sample research paper or publication in the discipline
Compare Wikipedia to an encyclopedia in the Library on the same topic. What are the differences? What information is similar?
Have students create a sample research topic. Each pair creates a reading list on the topic using citation chasing