Find a group of 3-4 people who are interested in the same abstract. Each group will collaborate and present the following criteria on a powerpoint to share with the class:
Title and authors of the abstracted article
Students in group activity
Background: Why was the research done? Why is it relevant? What do we need to understand to comprehend the results?
Results/Findings/Conclusions of the Research: Summarize where the abstracted research ended (Note: for the engineering abstracts, if results are not included, summarize the expected results or plan.)
Your Group Research Plan: take this research and extend it to follow your own ideas
- Create a principal research question that can be answered in parts by the three research sub-problem questions below. Note, it is often easiest to do this last.
- Create three new research sub-problem questions to extend the research.
- For each sub-problem question, write a declarative and testable hypothesis.
- For each hypothesis, write a brief plan for collecting data to support or not support each hypothesis.