Videos on Undergraduate Research

  • what-is-ur

    What is Undergraduate Research and What are the Benefits?

    In this module, you will learn what undergraduate research is and why you might want to get involved (11 min).

  • overview-of-the-research-process

    Overview of the Research Process

    In this module, you will learn about the research process, including key features of research and the general steps in conducting research (11 min). 

  • hypotheses-and-theories

    Hypotheses and Theories

    In this module, you will learn the difference between a hypothesis and a theory and how to effectively write a hypothesis (12 min).

  • credibility-of-sources

    Credibility of Sources

    In this module, you will learn how to evaluate the credibility of source information. How can you tell if information is valid and trustworthy?

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  • locating-sources

    Locating Sources

    In this module, you will learn how to effectively find credible and relevant sources on your topic (23 min).

  • developing-a-research-question

    Developing a Research Question

    In this module, you will learn how to develop a testable research question (12 min).

  • selecting-a-research-method

    Selecting a Research Method

    In this module, you will learn about the differences between different research methods and the circumstances under which you would use method (25 min).

  • ethics-in-human-subjects-research

    Ethics in Human Subjects Research

    In this module, you will learn more about how to conduct ethical research with human subjects and navigate the Institutional Review Board (16 min).

  • writing-an-abstract

    Writing an Abstract

    In this module, you will learn how to write an abstract for a conference or journal article (12 min).

  • writing-an-empirical-paper

    Writing an Empirical Paper

    In this module, you will learn about the sections of an empirical research paper and tips on how to write the paper (26 min).

  • creating-an-effective-research-poster

    Creating an Effective Research Poster

    In this module, you will learn how to create an effective research poster for a conference (19 min). 

  • creating-an-effective-oral-presentation

    Creating an Effective Oral Presentation

    In this module, you will learn about how to create effective oral presentations, including how to structure the presentation, how to create effective slides to accompany your presentation, and how to best deliver an oral presentation (36 min).

  • the-publication-process

    The Publication Process

    In this module, you will learn about how to publish your manuscript in a journal.

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