Teaching the Scientific Literature Review: Collaborative Lessons for Guided Inquiry, 2nd Edition

  • Randell K. Schmidt
  • Maureen M. Smyth
  • Virginia K. Kowalski
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1610697405
  • ISBN-13: 9781610697408
  • DDC: 507.1
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This thoroughly updated and revised follow-up to the popular text Lessons for a Scientific Literature Review: Guiding the Inquiry is designed for pre-collegiate and early collegiate educators in the sciences, high school and college librarians, curriculum directors and common core supervisors, school district leaders, and principals. The book provides step-by-step guidance on instructing students how to perform the necessary research and successfully integrate newly acquired information into a high-quality final product. In addition, you'll find an emphasis on using quantitative science research reports as well as white papers discussing more theoretical science topics, a student timeline for assignments, and a handout specifically for students working on writing a scientific literature review. More than 20 workshops/lessons that are aligned to standards dealing with digital literacy, information handling, research, and textual interpretations and representation are provided. The book allows you to easily adapt it for use of investigation of subjects in the humanities, and for the teaching of an extended essay.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Teacher's Practicum.
2: The Value of Inquiry-Based Research Projects.
3: The Inarticulated Question: In the Context of the Debate between Content and Process.
4: Collaboration for Meaning.
5: Serving the Individual Student: Addressing Learning Styles and Differences.
6: Research Project Assessment.
7: Replication and Flexibility Squared.
8: Student Workshops.
9: Research in the Initiation Stage of the Information Search Process.
10: The Benefits of a Scientific Literature Review.
11: The Student's Assignment Begins.
12: Making It Meaningful: Browsing Databases/Finding Information.
13: Creating and Organizing the Research Folder.
14: Research in the Selection Stage of the Information Search Process.
15: Researching the Introduction.
16: Starting the Reference List.
17: How to Read and Take Notes from a General Press Article.
18: How to Write the Introduction.
19: Research in the Exploration Stage of the Information Search Process.
20: Searching for Peer-Reviewed Studies.
21: How to Read and Take Notes from a Peer-Reviewed Journal Study or White Paper.
22: Research in the Formulation Stage of the Information Search Process.
23: How to Write the Methodology.
24: Research in the Collection Stage of the Information Search Process.
25: How to Write the Results of Research.
26: How to Use and Create a Table, Chart, or Graph for the Research.
27: How to Write the Analysis of Research.
28: Research in the Presentation Stage of the Information Search Process.
29: How to Write the Conclusion.
30: How to Write the Abstract.
31: Creating a Title and Completing the Cover Page.
32: Research in the Assessment Stage of the Information Search Process.
33: Putting It All Together to Hand Over the Scientific Literature Review to the Teacher.
About the Authors.