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Research Rookies Meeting. Monday, August 26, 2013 6:00pm-8:00pm FML Staff Lounge. Meeting Agenda. Portraits & group picture Housekeeping Update from Natalie Review proposal guidelines Small groups Break (5 minutes) Set up blogs & first blog post – ROOM 297. Housekeeping.

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Research rookies meeting

Research Rookies Meeting

Monday, August 26, 2013

6:00pm-8:00pm

FML Staff Lounge


Meeting agenda

Meeting Agenda

  • Portraits & group picture

  • Housekeeping

  • Update from Natalie

  • Review proposal guidelines

  • Small groups

  • Break (5 minutes)

  • Set up blogs & first blog post – ROOM 297


Housekeeping

Housekeeping

  • Rachel’s cell phone #:

    619-857-2418


Housekeeping1

Housekeeping

  • Facebook:

    • NIU Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning

  • Twitter:

    • @ResearchRookies


Housekeeping2

Housekeeping

  • Contacting Faculty:

    • Please do not contact faculty before talking to me

    • Be patient with the process

    • Talk to me or your peer leader ASAP with questions or concerns


Update from natalie

Update from Natalie

  • Natalie’s progress:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLB4G9-Nvzk


Natalie s challenges

Natalie’s Challenges

  • Background research

    • Do it ahead of time!

  • Languagebarriers


Proposal guidelines

Proposal Guidelines

  • Abstract

  • Project Description (Limit 3 pages)

    • Background & context

    • Statement of significance & impact

    • Statement of project objectives

    • Methods

    • Outcomes

  • Literature Cited

  • Timeline


Abstract

Abstract

  • 250 words or less

  • Brief overview of proposal

  • Should be written last


Project description

Project Description

  • No more than 3 pages single-spaced

  • Times New Roman, 12pt. Font

  • 1” margins

  • Consult OSEEL, peer leader & mentor throughout the writing process


Project description1

Project Description

  • Background & Context

    • Discussion about research that has already been done in this area

    • Indicate why your research is filling any gaps/holes in present understanding of this area/field

    • Should have literature citations!


Project description2

Project Description

  • Statement of Significance & Impact

    • What is the significance of this research (i.e. Why do we care?)?

    • What does this research contribute to your field?


Project description3

Project Description

  • Statement of Project Objectives

    • Research question/hypothesis or creative concept that will be addressed

    • Can be bulleted list


Project description4

Project Description

  • Methods

    • The “How?”

    • Your general plan for executing proposed research

    • Should be clear and understandable


Project description5

Project Description

  • Outcomes

    • Expected results or final product for proposed research

    • Possible products are a report, publishable article, policy recommendation, a performance

    • Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day

    • Be specific


Literature cited

Literature Cited

  • List of references that are cited in your proposal

    • Background & Context section

  • Use standard professional format

    • APA, MLA, Chicago Style


Timeline

Timeline

  • Weekly timeline of proposed activities

  • Include specific benchmarks to achieve

  • Timelines written in narrative form will not be accepted


Small groups

Small Groups

  • Reintroduce yourself to group

    • Say one thing you learned in your 1st two weeks of classes (does not have to be Research Rookies related)

  • Progress report

  • Schedule monthly activity (if you have not already done so)


Break

Break

5 minute break

Head to Room 297


Blogs

Blogs

  • www.wordpress.com

  • Click on the “Get Started” button


Blogs1

Blogs

  • Enter email address

  • Select username

    • You will use this to log in, so make it something memorable

  • Password

  • Blog address

    • You can use your name or something creative


Blogs2

Blogs

  • Select “Create Blog” button


Blogs3

Blogs

  • Activate blog via email


Blogs4

Blogs

  • Blog title

    • What will be seen at the top of your blog

  • Tagline

    • Optional

    • Can be creative (but appropriate)


Blogs5

Blogs

  • Choose a theme

    • Choose one quickly

    • You can play around with this later

    • Please note: some do cost money, but there are lots of free options

  • Customize theme (skip this step for now)

  • Share blog via facebook & twitter (skip for now)


Blogs6

Blogs

  • Create your first post


Blogs7

Blogs

  • 1-2 thoughtful paragraphs

  • 6-8 sentences per paragraph

  • Include picture, if possible

  • All content should represent RR program in appropriate manner


Blog prompt

Blog Prompt

  • Blog about your first impressions of the Research Rookies program

  • Talk your experience with finding a mentor.

    • If you are just beginning your mentor search, describe the process.

    • What are you excited about when meeting with potential faculty mentors? Nervous about?


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