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Information Literacy at Idaho State University: Research Questions

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Image showing research questions and using the four W's (who, what, when, where) to narrow

Image asking When [now], where [USA], what [obesity], who [general public].[A hit] How can listing calories for menu items help customers make healthier decisions at fast food restaurants? [Close] How does fast food consumption lead to obesity? [Miss] How can we stop the obesity epidemic?

Image with smoke coming out of smokestacks with words When? now, Where, US, What? mission, Who? factory.

Image with text: A hit: How can U.S. factories limit global warming by reducing their emissions? Close: How can factories reduce global warming? Miss: How can we stop global warming?

Image with four equal squares and one square centered in the middle with text: When? Today Where? United States. Social Media. What? Effect on the brain. Who? Constant users.

Image with text:A hit: How does constant usage of social media among young adults affect the brain’s ability to think and read deeply? Close: How does social media affect the younger generation? Miss: Is it good or bad to be active on social media?

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