Developing a Research Topic or Question

Developing an effective research question is an important step when beginning a research project. In this workshop, you will learn about the different types of research questions and some helpful resources that can be used to conduct background research on a topic. While it is open to any student, this workshop is particularly useful for students who are seeking to begin a research project or paper and need the tools and information to get started. This workshop will help you become more confident in writing research questions and conducting background research on your topic.

Claire Salvati, who will be leading the presentation, is the Reference & Technology Librarian at Penn State University - University Park campus. In this role, Claire provides reference and research support to students, faculty, and staff at Penn State. She also trains and supervises Peer Research Consultants in the Search Bar (the University Libraries' peer-to-peer service). These students guide their peers through foundational information literacy skills to help their peers become more confident researchers. Claire's research interests include peer-to-peer services in academic libraries, student success, student engagement, digital literacy, and information literacy.

Registration is required.

Co-sponsored with University Libraries, Career Services, Office for Research Protections.