Have you ever wondered how research is actually done by experts? Have you thought about doing your own research project to answer questions you have about the world around you? With this course, you can not only learn about research from a professional research scientist, but you can use the skills you learn to conduct your own research! By the end of the course, students will have completed their own research project including an essay report* on their findings. This is a great opportunity to be guided through an engaging passion project of your choice by a research expert.
In this course, we will learn about the following topics:
- Research ethics
- Research with humans and animals
- Research in different fields
- Research paper formats
- Introductory statistics
- Designing and conducting research
- Interpreting findings
- Reviewing previous literature
- APA, MLA, and/or AMA style depending on the nature of each project
Students will learn about these topics through readings, live webinars, and written discussion forums as well as through hands-on activities that involve conducting actual research in an area of interest.
This is a 16-week class for teens working at an advanced high school level. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.
*Please note: This class will not cover the fundamentals of writing or include extensive writing instruction or revision opportunities. Students should not take this course in place of a writing course. Writing With Sources is strongly recommended as a prerequisite for students who wish to gain writing skills and learn to incorporate quotes from previous literature in their essays.