My Research Skills
I made up questions that I could research on and found lots of information about the different genres of music. First I created the questions which I wanted to know about my genre of music then I researched and found out the answers to the questions I created about my genre of music.
I listened to or watched to learn more when I heard different types of music like Pop, Rap music, Baroque and more. I also watched different types of music/instruments being played.
I began to plan my research by typing my ideas onto a google doc. After that I organised it and made it more clear and then started to research about what I had thought of.
I interviewed some people with a survey to collect data for which type of genre was the most popular. My group found out that pop was the most popular type of genre of music. Then it was rap/hip hop and more until jazz/baroque came last it seemed to be the least popular.
I took notes full of main points without copying sentences when I was researching on rap music. I came across many websites and took the main points from the websites and converted them into my own words.
I made conclusions when we had got the results of the survey after interviewing the 4th graders we made a conclusion saying that pop music was the most popular.
Our Group Self Assessment Rubric
My Reflection For Going Further
- What other information do we need?
We need more information on the music from the 1850 till 1900 and a little more information on the music from 2000 till now (2017). We also need to be a tiny bit more clear on how we are going to present our LOI 2. We have decided that we are going to write the information on 5 musical notes of different colours. But we might do something else too.
- What other perspective do we need to consider?
We already considered perspectives from 4th Graders. About 6 people from one of the classes and from the other class we got about 5 people. We were going to call a parent as a guest speaker as he knew a lot about music but we couldn't as he was not free. We took a survey from the Grade 4's to find out which genre of music was most well known. We still need to consider perspectives of parents/teachers as we already have the perspectives from kids.
- What further connections do we need to make?
We need to work on our LOI 3 which is how is music connected to our daily lives. I think when we start working on LOI 3 we will need to make many connections at that point of time.
- What do we need to do from here?
We need to complete our research fully and then write them down on our musical note cutouts. After that we have to practise presenting and then perform.We also have to write down the information which we had on our Venn Diagram on a anchor chart and then stick the strips inside the two hula hoops which we will show.
My Reflection For Sorting Out
- How can I sort out the information I have found?
I could use a T-chart or I could use a Venn Diagram again but it would not be a new way of presenting. The musical notes are a way of sorting out as well.
- What information is most useful?
I think that the genres of music which were most well known in the time which we were researching on is one of the important things. Also it is important that we stay on task while researching on the music in our time (1850 till 1900 for me.)
- What is missing from our inquiry?
I think that in our inquiry we still have missing is some of the research as some of my group members started late on researching on our time so some of the research is still pending for us to work on.
Black Hat Reflection
Inquiry Research Rubric
Yellow Hat Reflection