Some helpful and interesting literature on research assignments. We will continue to add to this as we discover more related research and professional think-pieces.
Bodi, S. (2002). How do we bridge the gap between what we teach and what they do? some thoughts on the place of questions in the process of research. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 28 (3), 109-114.
Abstract: Undergraduate students approach research with difficulty and are often overwhelmed by the process. Lacking experience to follow scholarly methods of research, students require a strategy appropriate to their level. This article addresses the research process of scholars and of undergraduates and suggests several guiding questions for students to ask.
Broussard, M. (2017). Reading, research, and writing: Teaching information literacy with process-based research assignments. Association of College and Research Libraries.
Abstract: Information literacy involves a combination of reading, writing, and critical thinking. Librarians in an academic library, while not directly responsible for teaching those skills, are involved in making such literacy part of the students' learning process. Broussard approaches the misconceptions about the relationship between libraries as a source of information literacy, and offers suggestions on providing students support when working on research papers.
Farkas, M. (2011). "I need three peer reviewed articles" or the Freshman research paper by Meredith Farkas.
"I understand perfectly that faculty want their first-year students to find quality resources and they want their students to have an understanding of scholarly communication. But is the best way to do that forcing them to find scholarly articles for a research paper?"