Cluster Diagram - Research Cycle


Description:Research question is linked by criterion and telling questions.

Uses:Develop criterion and telling questions for investigations.

cluster diagram

Critical Questions:

  • What is the research question or problem?
  • What are the criterion against which I will weigh the decision?
  • What are the telling questions that will focus the search for information?
  • How will I gather the information?

Suggestions: The Research Cycle, developed by Dr. Jamie Mckenzie, is a powerful tool for developing student investigations. His web site,From Now On [on line], an electronic journal, is an excellent resource for learning more about creating researchable questions, The Research Cycle and integrating technology in schools.