To be a researcher you need to be able to find information. To find information you need to be able to do certain things. You need to have certain skills. What are these skills? Can you guess? They are often called names like information skills, project skills or research skills. We will call them research skills.
What do Research Skills help me do?
Research skills help us to find information in different places. These skills will help you to:
- know how to plan a research topic
- know how to do a research topic
- know about different kinds of information books
- learn about the layout of a library and how books such as information books are arranged there
- know how to use the Internet
- know how to look up a menu on a recommended web- site
- practise locating information in a library, a book, CD- ROM or on a web site