Mentored Research I/ Independent Research I
Dr. Malinda E.C. Fitzgerald
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum to have group discussions of your senior research project. We will meet every other week for the duration of the summer. If for any reason you can not make the meetings I expect you to get in touch with me. I am very reachable My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com My phone numbers are 321-3262 (at CBU) or 448-5724 (at UT).
All of you have been assigned a mentor. You have written a proposal relative to what your senior research project will be.
By the end of the summer you should have:
1. completed all of your data collection (or most of it).
2. developed an understanding of the background research behind your project (read journal articles, discussed the project with you mentor)
3. begun to analyze your data
This course is a pass-fail. You will be evaluated on your ability to discuss your data among your peers and your attendance in class. (Independent research will get a grade).
You are expected to be spending an average of 20 hours per week on this research project. No one is punching a time clock. It will really depend on you to fulfill your research duties. Keep in touch with your mentor. Treat this like a job. If you have to miss work, want to go out of town, or whatever the case maybe. Contact people and let them know what is happening.
There will be several assignments that can be turned in via e-mail. This is the best way to reach me.