Senior Thesis Support: Courses
on Research Methods
Success: Using the Library for Thesis and Capstone
What: 8-Week Ex-College Course
When: Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Tisch 223
How much: ˝ credit (graded Pass/Fail)
For more information:
Thinking about writing an honors thesis in your senior
year, or are you already preparing to write one? Would
you welcome a head start or immediate help in
understanding the research process? Would you enjoy
sharing what you learn as you become, increasingly, an
expert in the subject you’re investigating?
The course will introduce you to major research tools
and search techniques specific to your subject area.
You’ll come away from this class with a working
bibliography of resources, as well as a plan for
continuing your research by using databases, web
resources, interviews, primary sources and various other
tools and collections. Not only will preparing this
bibliography help you make an early choice for a thesis
advisor, your new skills will transfer to other
libraries, and as an added benefit, you’ll have a strong
grounding in graduate-level research skills and
Regina Raboin is the Science Reference
Librarian and Reference Microforms/Current Periodicals
Coordinator at Tisch Library. She has been at Tufts
since 1996 and in that time has taught information literacy sessions in
biology, chemistry, community health and urban and
environmental policy and planning, along with classes
covering basic and advanced search techniques, finding
and evaluating web sites and RefWorks, a web-based
bibliographic citation manager.
Laurie Sabol is the coordinator of library
instruction. She has been at Tufts since 1995, and in
that time has taught innumerable library instruction
classes in psychology, child development, occupational
therapy and education, as well as general sessions for
the first year writing students and
UEP 0294-06 Special Topics:
Qualitative Skills for Planning and Policy
This course introduces students to a
suite of qualitative research methods, including case
studies, field research, photography, focus groups,
interviewing, and content analysis. Through hands-on
course sessions and projects, students will learn to
match a topic of inquiry with an appropriate method.
After studying each skill set, students will have the
opportunity to practice their new skills in real world
environments through community-oriented projects.
Time: Wednesdays, 1:30-4:00 p.m.
For more information, contact the instructor, Justin
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