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QEP First-Year Seminar Faculty Toolkit

All About Research Tutorial

All About Research is a multi-module tutorial designed to familiarize and equip undergraduate students with college-level research skills. The tutorial is available via the Emory Canvas Commons.

All About Research currently consists of 4 modules, that can be assigned together or separately. Students MUST get all the quiz answers embedded in the modules correct before they can complete the module.

Module 1: Starting your research

  • Learning Outcome 1: Determine an appropriate scope for your project

  • Learning Outcome 2: Construct a good research question

Module 2: Types of information

  • Learning Outcome 1: Understand the publication of information over time

  • Learning Outcome 2: Identify different types of information

  • Learning Outcome 3: Distinguish between scholarly and non-scholarly publications

Module 3: Primary and secondary sources

  • Learning Outcome 1: Differentiate between primary and secondary sources

  • Learning Outcome 2: Practice identifying primary and secondary sources

  • Learning Outcome 3: Recognize that the distinction between primary and secondary sources can sometimes depend on your research question 

Module 4: Evaluating Information

  • Learning Outcome 1: 

  • Learning Outcome 2: 

Import tutorial modules into your Canvas course

Follow these 4 steps in Canvas to get the tutorial modules into your Canvas course.

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Focus on Evidence Not Sources Part 1

This video from Portland State University provides an excellent research tip for students: Focus on the evidence you need to answer your research question.

Focus on Evidence, Not Sources, Part 2

This video from Portland State University discusses using the BEAM method for incorporating evidence into a research project.

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