Research Concept Map in both ppt and poster:
Study each of the following examples of research concept maps for the epidemiology project. Analyze each for my expectations as described below. How could you improve the two Wall of Fame examples? Even excellent work can always be improved, especially in research. Will you be on my Wall of Fame or my Wall of Shame? The Wall of Shame example was from my first semester teaching this, so these students had a starting point without examples. One of the students in that group went on to present one of the best overall research portfolios in Fall of last year. It's not about being perfect the first time. It's about learning from what others have done before you and from you have done and becoming better with each step.
Project 2.2 Emailed to email@example.com before Monday 8:00 am
Epidemiology Project: index cards, ppt (as 6 slide handouts) and poster due at end of class Tues
APA Referencing and Retrieving: Due Wednesday at the beginning of class
Plan for the week:
I have a county meeting, so you will have a sub this morning.
Please answer the following questions.
Epidemiology Assignment, due at the beginning of class Wednesday :
Go to the Internet and look at several valid sources to answer the questions below.
Please type your work and reference at least two sources in appropriate APA citation format at the bottom of the page.
1) Define epidemiology in 4-6 sentences.
2) Give 5 diverse examples of epidemiology topics.
3) Explain why sleep deprivation, excess social media exposure, and texting while driving or walking could be considered relevant epidemiological issues among high school students at Wheeler.
4) What does an epidemiologist do?
5) What epidemiological issue is the most prevalent for students at Wheeler High School?
6) What do you think would be the most interesting epidemiological issue to research?
Preparing for an interview and meeting with a mentor, due at the beginning of class Wednesday. I do not expect perfection: the idea of this assignment is to create a starting point from which we will work together to make sure you are all ready for these conversations.
Write a paragraph that covers your plan to introduce the topic of this required research in a brief way in an interview or first meeting with a mentor.
Write a second paragraph that is much more detailed and would enable you to explain the scope and framework of the research to your mentor.
Find a group of 3-4 people who are interested in the same abstract. Each group will collaborate and present the following criteria on a powerpoint to share with the class:
Title and authors of the abstracted article
Students in group activity
Background: Why was the research done? Why is it relevant? What do we need to understand to comprehend the results?
Results/Findings/Conclusions of the Research: Summarize where the abstracted research ended (Note: for the engineering abstracts, if results are not included, summarize the expected results or plan.)
Your Group Research Plan: take this research and extend it to follow your own ideas
Welcome to Fall 2015 Advanced Scientific Research. This is Wheeler's capstone course with the principal learning objective of mastering the research process. You will do this through a semester-long building process of critical and creative thinking, along with mastery of the basic principles of scientific research. You will conceive, frame, execute and present a research problem derived from your experience at your internship.
This week, we will:
Monday: Go over course expectations and meet each other.
Tuesday: Lecture on the basics of research; observation/inference; examples of past student research.
Wednesday: What Research Is Not ... lecture; Project 1.1 and Epidemiology Assignment
Thursday: Round table discuss of Project 1.1
Friday: Begin NIH Project