HUS Research Project Tasks
Introduction and Phase I
I. The purpose of this research project is to…
– Practice academic research skills.
– Continue familiarization with research data manipulation.
– Sharpen skills with computer applications in the gathering, analysis, and presentation of findings (data).
II. The project will be divided into phases. Each phase will be part of a larger, overall, research effort in a topic field of interest to the student.
A. Phase One (Part I):
Identify a Topic category of interest and then refine the selection by narrowing the focus.
No two students can select the same thesis topic. The student with an approved thesis will have first access to a topic.
Student will review Mr.V’s Topic Category Mindmap (link provided by Mr.V). The mind map will be updated periodically to provide students with additional options for research.
After reviewing the Topic Category Mindmap, students will complete and submit a Topic Thesis Survey. The survey may be accessed via the Topic Category Mindmap or via a link provided by Mr.V.
The Topic Categories, listed below, cover major themes in the study of History.
1. Economic Change
4. Immigrant Experience
6. Science/ Technology
7. Cold War
To make the research relevant to this term’s course work, Mr.V will provide the contextual parameters (Time, Place, Circumstance) and relevant textbook units to focus on.
B. Phase One (Part II):
Each student will be assigned a ‘product’ category when their topic thesis is approved. The entire research effort will require students to present their findings in a variety of formats. The ‘products’ are listed below and the due dates will be posted on the course calendar. It’s understandable that products submitted early in the research process may not be fully vetted as products completed later in the process.
– Wordle (https://worldhistoryreview.org/2016/03/07/hus-research-topic-tasks-wordle/)
– In-Class Presentation and Annotated Bibliography
C. Since the last research product involves the submission of an Annotated Bibliography, it’s imperative that all sources used are properly recorded and cited as each ‘product’ is submitted. Then, the accumulated citations can be incorporated into the Annotated Bibliography when the time arrives.
D. Each student will deposit the completed products (except for the Mindmap, which will be shared with Mr.V via Mindmeister) in a folder labeled “Project\_Thesis Topic” . That folder should be placed within the shared Dropbox folder.
E. Specific guidance on how to construct and submit the research products will be disseminated separately.