Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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
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
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
How we do it… Round Table Science/Math Team Discussions Involves TAs, faculty, and phone ins to experts Pecha Kucha presentations: http://www.pechakucha.org/ http://www.pechakucha.org/ 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
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.
Contact Information Stephanie M. Taylor StephanieM.Taylor@utdallas.edu Joshua Sisk Joshua.firstname.lastname@example.org Emily Wagoner email@example.com