Research Plus Me is built with teachers in mind.

Looking for a new way to talk about research in your courses? Research Plus Me can help!

You can integrate R+ME in two ways:

  1. Incorporating the “Why Participate in a Research Study?” curriculum.
  2. Engaging students in activities that invite reflection and knowledge-building around research.

Incorporating the “Why Participate in a Research Study?” curriculum.

In this curriculum, your students will discover the impact of participating in a study and learn how to get involved! Learn about ASU researchers, past studies, current studies, and how to get involved as a student.

Learning objectives include:

  • Learn about the importance of research participation in society.
  • Hear from ASU researchers about their experiences and careers.
  • Participate in a research study.
  • Identify research opportunities and resources available at ASU.
  • Reflect on your experience as a research participant.

If you have questions about the curriculum, you can contact [email protected]

Activity 1

Dissecting research

Are your students learning about the components of a research study? Consider creating an online or in-person discussion to enhance their understanding.

You might ask questions such as:

  • What research methods did your study employ?
  • How did your study approach issues of consent?

Activity 2

Learning through reflection

Are your students soon-to-be researchers? Consider a reflection where they connect their experience as a participant to their role as a researcher.

You might ask questions such as:

  • What procedures in the study would you adopt in your work?
  • How did participation impact your understanding of your field(s) of interest?

Activity 3

Reviewing study descriptions

Are your students ready to think critically about research design and methods? Consider a “review” where they discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the study’s design.

You might ask questions such as:

  • What are the limitations of the selected method(s)?
  • What are the advantages of the study time and location?

Activity 4

Searching competition

Create a scavenger hunt activity for students to find a variety of methods, topics, active researchers and more! Put them in teams for a competitive element.

You might ask students to…

  • Find a research method that appears across disciplines.
  • Identify a researcher or lab in your college.

Activity 5

Identifying interdisciplinarity

R+Me highlights the important interdisciplinary work happening across the university. Ask your students to find connections between topics and colleges.

You might ask students to…

  • Create a visual “map” of a topic as it appears across disciplines.
  • Identify topics that appear in multiple categories.

Activity 6

Searching for passion spaces

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” A hard question to tackle, even in college! Ask your students to identify research questions they are passionate about.

You might ask questions such as:

  • What research questions excite you?
  • If you could join one of the projects featured on R+Me, which would it be? Why?