Guidelines and Resources
Developing effective research skills is an important part of your college education. By learning to identify problems, find appropriate resources, evaluate evidence, and draw meaningful conclusions, you will build research skills needed in both the classroom and the workplace.
Opportunities to practice research skills are embedded throughout the curriculum, from researching the causes and consequences of social problems to identifying and evaluating best practices in a field of study. As a part of the integrative capstone, students have an opportunity to design and conduct independent research. This exciting opportunity also comes with certain responsibilities and guidelines that define how you conduct your research.
Please use the following resources to guide your research projects.
Human Participants / IRB
Interviews, surveys, observations, and experimentations are excellent research techniques that will enhance your projects. However, because these techniques use “human participants,” your research will be examined by the College’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Library Research Seminars
These 45-minute sessions provide an overview of library services, resources available, and a general orientation to searching the GSC Discovery Service.
Student Research Surveys
Would you like to support a fellow student’s research project? Explore the topics that other students are researching and consider participating in their surveys.
Still need help? Contact us.
Report an Incident
For anonymous reporting of conduct violations, discrimination, harassment, or violence of any kind (i.e. sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking).