Friday, March 9, 2012

Advice on the Research Project

Word of Advice

Take the time at the beginning of the project to really plan out what your study will ask. This will help you while writing your survey. It will also save time while analyzing the data in that you will actually have a sense of which statistics you are looking for.

Stay organized—Keep all of your original data in one place. When breaking the data down and further analyzing, keep it as organized as possible.

Allow for plenty of time. The further you get into the project, the more questions you might want to answer. However, if you wait until it is too late, you may not have enough time to do that extra work.

If you are working with a partner, it will be important that you each know exactly what you will do in the project. Plan who will do specific parts of the project to avoid confusion.

Finally, try to enjoy working on the project! (It helps if your study aims at helping a group of people.) The better your attitude, the more effort you will likely put into the project. The more effort you put into the project, the better it will turn out!

Possible Topic

For me, coming up with a topic was one of the hardest parts of this project. Take the time to really think of something that is of interest to you or that will at least motivate you to work. With that being said, it might be interesting to look at whether or not K students find the education they are receiving worth the cost of tuition.

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