Craft of Research

Instructor: Angelica Jasper

The purpose of the Craft of Research is to provide students with additional education and training in research and related processes, supplement the guidance received through research team projects, as well as to prepare them for SPIRE-EIT REU milestones.

Book: The Craft of Research
           Booth, W. C., Williams, J. M., & Colomb, G. G. (2003). The craft of research.
           University of Chicago Press.

Week 1 (6/1): Introduction to the Craft of Research
       💡 Week 1 PPT
            Craft of Research pg. 1-67

Week 2 (6/8): Problems of the Research World: IRBs, Human Subjects, & Plagiarism 
       💡 Week 2 PPT 
            IRB Resources:
                   IRB Review Types
                   Six Regulatory Exemption Categories
                   Nine Regulatory Expedited Categories
                   IRB Non-Exempt Application
                   IRB Exempt Application 
              Plagiarism Resources:
                   Top 10 Plagiarism Scandals of 2014
                   Types of Plagiarism Infographic
                  Ethics of Self-Plagiarism
                  Costs of Research Misconduct

Week 3 (6/15): Developing a Research Project, Part 1: Research Questions & Writing Conventions
       💡 Week 3 PPT          
            Activity 1 Articles: 
                   Carter, Williams, Hodgins, & Lehman (2014)
                   Mihajlovic, Grundlehner, Vullers, & Penders (2015) 
            Research Question Resource:     
                     Research Questions, Hypotheses, and Objectives
            Research Writing Tutor Resources:
                    RWT Website
                    RWT Moves-Steps Quick Guide

Week 4 (6/22): Developing a Research Project, Part 2: Literature Reviews & Methods
            Week 4 PPT
Literature Table Template
            Activity 1: Communicative Goals Passage

Week 5 (6/29): Developing a Research Project, Part 3: Results & Discussions

Week 6 (7/6): Creating a Research Poster

Week 7 (7/13): Formatting: Abstracts, Tables, & Figures

Week 8 (7/20): Building a CV

Week 9 (7/27): Presenting Research