This activity lends itself to a large-scale project, even beyond the traditional research paper.
Students could apply this approach to scientific lab work. It would be particularly interesting
for students to apply this approach to an activity that they do every day, such as shopping for
groceries or deciding which movie to go and see.
While it would be ideal for students to journal at several points throughout the research process,
time constraints might make this impossible. An option would be to have the students journal just
one time, either half way through the process or at the end of the process. The more time time
that students spend thinking about how they approach the search for information, the better they
will be able to articulate their process.