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15.347 Doctoral Seminar in Research Methods I (MIT)
This course is designed to lay the foundations of good empirical research in the social sciences. It does not deal with specific techniques per se, but rather with the assumptions and the logic underlying social research. Students become acquainted with a variety of approaches to research design, and are helped to develop their own research projects and to evaluate the products of empirical research.
Author(s): Sorensen, Jesper B.,Bailyn, Lotte

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14.33 Economics Research and Communication (MIT)
This course will guide students through the process of forming economic hypotheses, gathering the appropriate data, analyzing them, and effectively communicating their results. All students will be expected to have successfully completed Introduction to Statistical Methods in Economics and Econometrics (or their equivalents) as well as courses in basic microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students may find it useful to take at least one economics field course and perform a UROP before taking this
Author(s): Ellison, Sara

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17.878 Qualitative Research: Design and Methods (MIT)
This seminar explores the development and application of qualitative research designs and methods in political analysis. It considers a broad array of approaches, from exploratory narratives to focused-comparison case studies, for investigating plausible alternative hypotheses. The focus is on analysis, not data collection.
Author(s): Meyer, Steve

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14.33 Economics Research and Communication (MIT)
This course is for students interested in conducting original research on economics questions. There will be an emphasis on choice of research topics, primary sources, data sources, and research methods. The primary activities are oral presentations, the preparation of a paper, and providing constructive feedback on classmates' research projects.
Author(s): Greenstone, Michael

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17.THT Thesis Research Design Seminar (MIT)
This seminar is for students who plan to write a senior thesis in Political Science, and is required of all MIT Political Science majors. Seminar participants will develop their research topics, review relevant research and scholarship, frame their research questions and arguments, choose an appropriate methodology for analysis, draft the introductory and methodology sections of their theses, and write a complete prospectus of the project.
Author(s): Petersen, Roger

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11.522 Research Seminar on Urban Information Systems (MIT)
Seminar participants and invited guests will lead critical discussions of current literature and ongoing research. Each student will be responsible for identifying, reviewing, and presenting one structured discussion of articles from the current literature that are relevant to their research topic. The remaining time will be spent working on individual projects or thesis proposals. This fall, the seminar will focus on the following core issues that underlie most implementations of urban informat
Author(s): Ferreira, Joseph

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HST.590 Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series: Topics in Medical Ethics and Responsible Conduct in R
This seminar based course explores techniques for recognizing, analyzing, and resolving ethical dilemmas facing healthcare professionals and biomedical researchers in today's highly regulated environment. Guest lectures by practicing clinicians, technologists, researchers, and regulators will include case studies, interactive small group discussions, and role-playing simulations. Professional conduct topics will include authorship, conflict of interest, data acquisition and management, and the p
Author(s): Rosen, Jonathan

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12.091 Radon Research in Multidisciplines: A Review (MIT)
This course introduces fundamentals of radon physics, geology, radiation biology; provides hands on experience of measurement of radon in MIT environments, and discusses current radon research in the fields of geology, environment, building and construction, medicine and health physics. The course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.
Author(s): Pillalamarri, Ila

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2.THA Undergraduate Thesis for Course 2-A (MIT)
This course is taken by mechanical engineering majors during their senior year to prepare a detailed thesis proposal under the guidance of staff from the Writing Program. The thesis proposal must bear the endorsement of the thesis supervisor and indicate the number of units planned. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.
Author(s): Custer, David

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18.304 Undergraduate Seminar in Discrete Mathematics (MIT)
This course is a student-presented seminar in combinatorics, graph theory, and discrete mathematics in general. Instruction and practice in written and oral communication is emphasized, with participants reading and presenting papers from recent mathematics literature and writing a final paper in a related topic.
Author(s): Kleitman, Daniel

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11.800 Doctoral Research Seminar: Knowledge in the Public Arena (MIT)
This is a course about how research knowledge and other types of knowledge come to be actionable and influential in the world — or not. The course explores ways to make research knowledge more accessible, credible, and useful in the realm of public policy and practice, a project in which the course faculty collectively bring decades of professional experience, in both academic and non-academic roles. The course addresses the politics of the policymaking process, the power of framing and ag
Author(s): Levy, Frank,Rein, Martin,Briggs, Xavier de Souza

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17.878 Qualitative Research: Design and Methods (MIT)
This course is intended for graduate students planning to conduct qualitative research in a variety of different settings. Its topics include: Case studies, interviews, documentary evidence, participant observation, and survey research. The primary goal of this course is to assist students in preparing their (Masters and PhD) dissertation proposals.
Author(s): Locke, Richard

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22.A09 Career Options for Biomedical Research (MIT)
This course has been designed as a seminar to give students an understanding of how scientists with medical or scientific degrees conduct research in both hospital and academic settings. There will be interactive discussions with research clinicians and scientists about the career opportunities and research challenges in the biomedical field, which an MIT student might prepare for by obtaining an MD, PhD, or combined degrees. The seminar will be held in a case presentation format, with topics ch
Author(s): Rosen, Bruce,Yip, Sidney,He, Xin

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11.233 Research Design for Policy Analysis and Planning (MIT)
This course develops skills in research design for policy analysis and planning. The emphasis is on the logic of the research process and its constituent elements. The course relies on a seminar format so students are expected to read all of the assigned materials and come to class prepared to discuss key themes, ideas, and controversies. Since the materials draw broadly on the social sciences, and since students have diverse interests and methodological preferences, ongoing themes in our discus
Author(s): Carmin, JoAnn

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Research and Investigation Project: A Grave Undertaking
The central focus of the Research and Investigation Project (RIP): A Grave Undertaking unit is an exploration of the lives of individuals who lived in Deerfield from 1780-1880. Throughout their investigations of the past, students analyze a variety of primary and secondary sources and material culture to draw inferences about their research subjects, Deerfield's history, and the history of the country during this 100-year period. The five lessons in this unit take three to four weeks to complete
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Google Searches and Research
This excellent teacher-created slideshow was made to offer students a brief review of the ways to search Google. There are many ways to fine tune how the Google engine searches--and this slideshow can save you time. There is no voice narration. The viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen' to see some of the smaller print.
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How To Do Keyword Research With Google Adwords Keyword Tool
Wordtracker is great but you can do some great keyword research for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) using google adwords external keyword tool! Keyword research is important, this video shows you how to be successful in your search. (7:36)
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Thesis Statement of a Research Paper
This video is a PowerPoint presentation about creating a thesis statement for a research paper.  The instructor explains and narrates the video while walking the viewer through the steps necessary to create a good thesis statement.  The instructor explains that the thesis statement creates structure for the entire research paper.  Part of the slides appear as yellow type on a white background which can be difficult to read.

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Research Paper: Choose a Topic and Filter It
This video (9:34) explores how to choose a research paper topic and filter it for time, place, and slant in order to generate a narrow research question and thesis.
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How to Format a Research Paper
This video is about formatting a research paper. It's important to write the paper first and then go back and make formatting changes. Format a research paper with tips from a produced playwright (2:52)
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