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RESEARCH METHODS: ALL FOR ONE, AND ONE FOR ALL: PUTTING THE PIECES AND PEOPLE TOGETHER Stephanie Taylor, Ph.D: Biochemistry Homer Montgomery, Ph.D: Paleontology.

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1 RESEARCH METHODS: ALL FOR ONE, AND ONE FOR ALL: PUTTING THE PIECES AND PEOPLE TOGETHER Stephanie Taylor, Ph.D: Biochemistry Homer Montgomery, Ph.D: Paleontology Joshua Sisk, TA: Chemistry Georgia Stuart, TA: Mathematics Dennis Teubner, TA: Biology Emily Wagoner, TA: Biology

2 UTD: A Unique Student Population 2013 Freshman Class:  Average SAT 1261  2,231 freshmen, 21,145 student body  88 new National Merit Scholars  63% of freshmen are in STEM majors

3 Research Methods  Inquiry I  Science Fair – ish. Get your feet wet!  Let’s ask questions!  Inquiry II  Done with equipment found in a High School (TI Inspire, Vernier Probes, etc.)  Usually quantitative  Inquiry III  Human Subjects  IRB  Inquiry IV: Discipline Specific  Undergraduate Research Project

4 How we do it…  Round Table Science/Math Team Discussions  Involves TAs, faculty, and phone ins to experts  Pecha Kucha presentations:  BAH Fest (Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses)  https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Zm-sQnazFAQ https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Zm-sQnazFAQ  Tomer Ullman: The Crying Game  Zombie Dice & Statistics  Journals/Homework  Integrating Portfolio Piece: Subject Matter Knowledge  21 st Century Skills: Communication!  Discussion Boards: Feedback on the Feedback

5 From the Students  Make use of the availability of the instructors; they are sometimes much more helpful than you'd think. And they can be flexible with deadlines and expectations if needed. It would have been impossible to get through this course if I hadn't asked questions and sought their almost-constant assistance.

6 Contact Information  Stephanie M. Taylor   Joshua Sisk   Emily Wagoner 


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