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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 the R+Me portal by having your students participate in studies, or by having them explore the portal. Check out the activities that fit your preferences, below!

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Turn participation into a learning opportunity.

By participating in research, students can start to contextualize research methods, strategies, procedures and more.

Try incorporating one of these activities into your syllabi as assignments, extra credit or suggested learning opportunities.

Dissecting research through discussion

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?

Connection 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?

Assuming the role of the reviewer

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?

Turn exploration into a learning opportunity.

Students can learn a lot from participating; however, they can also learn by exploring the portal.

Try one of the activities below in your class to build critical thinking skills, disciplinary knowledge and passions for research!

Scavenger hunt activity

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.

Identifying interdisciplinary research

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.

Search 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?