Group courses will introduce commonly used methods in social science research. Students will learn new concepts, research methods, and applications of research and evaluation; learn how to analyze research critically; and propose an appropriate research project to illustrate important issues. One-to-one courses will help students write a research paper on a topic of interest.
Students will learn research methods and structures, how to use theoretical frameworks, develop research questions, and the correct APA citation format.
After completing this course, students will have an 8-15 page research paper, receive a recommendation letter from the teacher, and a certificate of completion from Aralia Education.
- Completed an original 15-page research paper.
- Developed an original intellectual position, effectively defined and argued it.
- One recommendation letter from the teacher.
- 1 final academic report from the teacher.
- 1 Aralia Research Program Certificate.
Overview of the course syllabus
Basics of Research
Roadmap of the project
Purpose of Study
Identifying a problem of practice selection of the research topic
Establishing rationale and significance from exploring research problems and questions
Choosing a theoretical framework to guide your study
Rationale and application of the theoretical framework to research
How to Conduct a Literature review
Primary and secondary sources
Acceptable sources for academic research
Proper APA Citations for academic research
Qualitative Analysis and Quantitative Analysis
Data Collection Methods and Protocols
Surveys, Questionnaires, Interviews, Case Studies
Analysis and Coding
Small N- and large N-analysis
Identifying Themes and Future Research Opportunities
Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class, via Teachworks, regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email. At the end of the course, the student will receive a final report card, which thoroughly speaks to their overall participation in the course, including major assignments.
15 hours of classes, including 9 hours of group classes (90 minutes/class/week), and 6 hours of one-on-one classes (60 minutes/class, scheduled after group sessions are completed)