What are some good first steps into research?
- Read through the ESS research brochure, which lists professors and their areas of research, and reach out to learn if they are taking undergraduates as research assistants.
- If you have a particular area you're interested in studying (e.g., psychology), check out that department's website for research lab opportunities.
- Talk to a professor who teaches a course you find interesting about research in her/his area.
- Visit CUSE (Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement), which has research advice and workshops galore.
- Ask yourself what interests you (e.g., social justice, ed policy, how children learn) and follow that lead to find a department, professor, and research opportunity.
How can students get involved in the community through academic research?
- Take Professor Andrea Christensen's 3-credit course Help Children Learn (ESS 33627), which incorporates research and community-based learning.
- Take Professor Nancy Master's 1-credit tutoring course Tutoring in the Community (ESS 30611).
- Visit the Center for Social Concerns
- Academic Engagement folks can help you set up a 1-credit course
- Make an appointment with Danielle Wood, the assistant director for community-based research. She can talk to you about research, find you a faculty partner, help you get enrolled in a course.
What are some senior capstone research examples from former ESS students?
- Establishing World Peace: A Look at Moral Character Education in Montessori Classrooms
- ND's Men's Lacrosse and the Dickinson Mentorship Program: Attitudes about Service
- Odor as an Effective Tool for Learning
- The Role of Gospel Music on Campuses of Higher Education
- Examining the Role of Digital Badges in Achieving the University's MOOC Strategic Aims
- Promising Practices in Juvenile Justice
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