Researchers record information they already know (facts) and things they want to learn (questions) about a topic they have chosen or been assigned.
Researchers set goals by developing questions to guide their study. Other goals might include a time management plan, types of resources, and amount of information and key vocabulary words to be gathered.
Researchers use a variety of resources and strategies so they can gather and record information, focusing on goals set in Step 2.
Researchers organize their data to allow them to analyze and interpret findings for use in a paper or project.
Researchers check to see if they've fulfilled the assignment requirements and evaluate the quality of their work during the first four steps.
Researchers create a product to show what they have learned.
Researchers present their findings to an appropriate audience.