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Research with Ben Stoyak

You will be introduced to the culture of research. Research can take many forms and spans every discipline, but it starts with identifying a question, an idea, theory, problem, or hypothesis. You will learn how to design questions, test multiple methods to seek answers, share what you’ve learned and articulate possible implications. Your research should expand knowledge, improve understanding and contribute to a community of scholars. 

Learning Outcomes

By engaging in this thematic area, you will make progress towards learning how to…

  • Demonstrate the ability to locate, interpret, and critically evaluate primary sources appropriate to field.
  • Identify and apply appropriate methods to collect and organize data for analysis.
  • Analyze and interpret the meaning of results.
  • Produce dissemination appropriate to the field in order to share the results or impact of the research.
  • Articulate the broader significance of the research project and its relationship to other fields, research and ideas.