PHASES of RESEARCH and ENGAGEMENT
- A. Overall Vision
Goal: "I can convey who I want to influence or affect concerning what (Subject, Audience, Purpose)."
- B. Background Information
Goal: "I know what others have done before, either in the form of writing or action, that informs and connects with my project, and I know what others are doing now."
- C. Possible Directions and Priorities
Goal: "I have teased out my vision, so as to expand my view of issues associated with the project, expose possible new directions, clarify direction or scope within the larger set of issues, and decide the most important direction."
- D. Component Propositions
Goal: "I have identified the premises and propositions that my project depends on, and can state counter-propositions. I have taken stock of the thinking and research I need to do to counter those counter-propositions or to revise my own propositions."
- E. Design of Further Research and Engagement
Goal: "I have clear objectives with respect to product-both written and practice-and process-including my personal development as a reflective practitioner. I have arranged my work in a sequence (with realistic deadlines) to realize these objectives."
- F. Direct Information, Models and Experience
Goal: "I have gained direct information, models, and experience not readily available from other sources."
- G. Clarification through Communication
Goal: "I have clarified the overall progression or argument underlying my research and the written reports."
- H. Compelling Communication
Goal: "My writing and other products grab the attention of the readers or audience, orient them, move them along in steps, so they appreciate the position I've led them to."
- I. Engagement with Others
Goal: "I have facilitated new avenues of classroom, workplace, and public participation."
- J. Taking Stock
Goal: "To feed into my future learning and other work, I have taken stock of what has been working well and what needs changing."