The Research Journal
Broad Triad M Topics
- A Specific Group in the Minority in the U.S.
- Civil Rights
Since Triad M's focus is on United States history, your research focus must be national rather than global.
Select one of the 5 topics, and then narrow this topic to a specific research focus. For example, if I chose "A Specific Group in the Minority in the U.S.", I might choose to research the GLBT community. If I was to choose "War," I might choose to research a specific issue related to the Iraq War, such as veterans returning with disabilities. If you choose to research capitalism, narrow your focus to a specific issue, such as the bank bail out. Your topic must be approved by your instructor.
Conduct scholarly research. Use the databases.
Some important notes:
- You will each compile a research journal individually.
- Once you commit to a topic, you will form groups based on the broad topics.
- Each of you will find five (5) sources that are not duplicated within the group. Make sure the 5 sources you include in your individual Research Journal represent varying perspectives on the topic.
- Each source will have its own entry, as outlined in the instructions for completing Source Reviews.
- Journal entries will be gathered throughout the course of this project as hard copies submitted in class for homework grades.
- The Research Journal (individual entries with reflective overview) is due March 7th at the beginning of class, as a hard copy in a folder.
- A printed Rubric must be included in your folder.
After the Research Journals Are Completed...
As a group, you will collate your various research interests and collaborate to write a Group Research Proposal that will outline a multi-modal "Call to Action" on some aspect of your topics. Your group will present your oral/visual "Call to Action" to the Triad M community, and also have the option of submitting your proposal for acceptance into the First Year Research Conference.