What is Research Resource Guide (RRG)?
The Research Resource Guide (RRG) is an outgrowth of the broader project, "Strengthening Scientific Preparation of Diverse Undergraduates" (SciencPrep), a collaborative program between selected Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Florida State University (FSU). SciencPrep's goal is to increase the pool of qualified and diverse students for graduate study in the human sciences.
The RRG is comprised of information intended for faculty to incorporate into their classrooms to guide undergraduate students through the research process. The RRG is composed of three levels 1) introducing research from the human sciences perspective, 2) understanding research components and implementing research processes, and 3) introducing research products. Each level includes concepts, objectives, lecture outlines and notes, PowerPoint slides, learning activities, definitions and test questions.
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How to use Research Resource Guide (RRG)?
The RRG is intended to be a resource for instructors. The materials can be used to help refresh knowledge, supplement what is already known about a topic or used directly as teaching materials in the classroom. Each module can be easily downloaded and the materials can be integrated into the classroom experience. These materials are intended to be flexible so that the course materials and activities can provide adaptable options that can be tailored to meet the instructors' needs.
How to Get Started:
Click on either the headings on the top banner or the links in the side toolbox to get started.
o Level One - Perspectives provides information about the body of knowledge, theory, theory testing, research, and literature reviews from a human sciences perspective.
o Level Two - Processes centers on the research process including information on ethics, types of research, data collection methods, measurement, sampling, data analysis, and the reporting of results.
o Level Three - Products discusses methods for reporting results, disseminating research, and how to obtain funding for research projects.
The side panel of each level provides links to:
o Introduction to Concepts - where you will find a general list of topics the level will discuss
o Objectives - which provides the learning objectives of the level
o Lecture Outline - where you can see a detailed view of the content discussed in the level
o Lecture Notes - which provides a detailed description of the material presented in the level
o PowerPoint Slides - ready-made PowerPoint slides on the topic information that you can incorporate into your classroom
o Learning Activities - suggested learning activities that you can use to reinforce the information with the students.
o Module Definition - a list of defined terms used within the level
o Test Bank Questions - ready-made questions and answers that you can use to test your students knowledge of the information provided in each level
At the end of each page on the website is a comment box where you can leave suggestions, comments, or concerns about each page separately in order to help up improve the RRG!