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Constructs Effective Research Strategy - Sam Donovan

Effective research strategy - This rubric is designed to both help guide your searching and will also be used to evaluate your search process.



 
Emerging Developing Proficient Distinguished
Constructs search terms and phrases Uses common everyday language as keywords. Uses common everyday language as keywords.
 
Discovers controlled vocabulary from a discipline-specific database and uses this vocabulary to revise everyday language keyword searches.
 
 
Uses controlled vocabulary from a discipline-specific database.
 
Identifies limited (1-2) keywords/phrases to describe the research question.
Uses controlled vocabulary from a discipline-specific database.
 
Identifies multiple keywords/phrases to describe the research question.
 
Lists synonyms to expand search list. May also use advanced search techniques to expand list of terms (e.g. truncation/ word-stems, alternate spellings, etc.)
 
Refines search
 
Conducts a single search.
 
 
 
 
 
Conducts multiple searches using similar strategies.
 
 
Conducts multiple searches using a variety of strategies (uses different keyword combinations, combines terms with “AND”, “OR”, etc.)
 
Refines search by narrowing and broadening based on results of previous search.
 
 
Conducts multiple searches using a variety of strategies (uses different keyword combinations, combines terms with “AND”, “OR”, etc.)
 
Refines search by narrowing and broadening based on results of previous searches.
 
Uses multiple search fields in combination (subject, author, title, source, etc.) May also limit by date, by language.