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Research Project Dana Browne LSU 1. It's like a science fair project, but much more extensive. 2. Goal is to establish or refute a fact, in this case something like "Does doing this in the class affect student comprehension." However, it can also be purely exploratory, such as "This is what I have observed that students assume when we start this subject." LITERATURE REVIEW 1. You are not allowed to reinvent the wheel. You will need to read the existing literature to know what has already been studied. While you read the literature, two things should be in your mind: "What did they learn?" and "What did they not learn?". Sometimes, as an external reader, you can see that what they thought they learned they, in fact, did not. 2. When my students write a research paper, their introduction describes (1) one paragraph explaining why the problem is interesting (2) several paragraphs reviewing the other work that has been done (3) explaining what you are going to do and how that has not yet been answered and (4) provide a brief outline of the rest of the paper. Notice how (1) and (2) come from reading the literature. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course PHYS 6198 taught by Professor Cohor during the Summer '10 term at LSU.

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