In a few words, what research topic are you interested in?
Research topics enable 19 year olds to explore their interests and gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. Research topics give students the opportunity to express their creativity, build problem solving skills and develop invaluable research methods. Research papers can help 19 year olds understand how to evaluate different sources of information and come to their own conclusions.
Research Topics - An Introduction
interests: Things that appeal to a person's curiosity or desire for knowledge. creativity: The ability to produce something new through imaginative skill, whether a new solution to a problem, a new method or device, or a new artistic object or form. problem solving: The process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues.
The first research paper was written by scientist Benjamin Franklin in 1731! In the early 20th century, the term 'research' began to be used to refer to scientific investigation. In 2020, there are an estimated 1.9 million research papers published each year!
Work together in pairs: What methods would you use to find reliable information on a research topic?
Work together in pairs: What are some of the key aspects of formulating a research question?
Brain break: Create a drawing that combines elements of a popular video game, a classic work of art, and a weird object or animal. Be creative and have fun!
What type of research is best for a 13th grade student to pursue?
- A survey
- A field study
- A lab experiment
- A literature review
What type of sources should be used to conduct research?
- Internet sources
- Primary sources
- Secondary sources
- Peer-reviewed sources
What is the best way to analyze data from research?
- Drawing a diagram
- Making a chart
- Creating a spreadsheet
- Writing a report
What is the best way to present research?
- A scientific journal article
- A PowerPoint presentation
- A poster
- A website
What is the most important step in research?
- Designing the experiment
- Collecting data
- Analyzing the data
- Interpreting the results