ERIC Number: EJ1085594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Teaching Engaged Research Literacy: A Description and Assessment of the Research Ripped from the Headlines Project
Hosek, Angela M.
Communication Teacher, v30 n1 p45-56 2016
This assignment serves to increase students' information literacy related to research gathering, critique, analysis, and implementation. For this assignment, students will: (a) identify and examine a news article that uses research; (b) trace the origins and conduct an analysis of the research study cited in the news article or a related research study; and (c) deliver an informative discussion that explains the news article, selected research study, and connect their analysis to research and research methodology principles. In all, this assignment improves students' media literacy related to social media and technology, and increases student affect for research practices. Finally, this assignment describes one model of using curriculum assessment to generate innovative pedagogical opportunities. This assignment can be implemented in a wide-range of courses that have research-related goals at the undergraduate or master's degree level.
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Assignments, Student Projects, Research Skills, News Media, Research Methodology, Media Literacy, Curriculum Evaluation, Social Media, College Curriculum, Communication Research
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