Research Right! How to manage and write a research paper

This class is intended to provide an experience in researching and analyzing STEM topics. We will discuss researching basics, logical fallacies, editing and formatting. There will be games, discussions, and other activities and assignments.
Rebecca Biedler
41 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 54 learners

50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Jun 7

Jun 7 - Aug 9 (8 weeks)
2pm - 2:50pm

Tue Jun 7

Jun 7 - Aug 9 (8 weeks)
6pm - 6:50pm

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Class Experience

1. With discussion, examples, and case scenarios, students will discover ways to collect reliable information to form a “big picture”, come to conclusions, develop solutions and/ or discuss causality.

2. With the model of the scientific method, students will list barriers associated with finding reliable research to suggest possible solutions.

3. With examples provided in class and by students, students will examine logical fallacies commonly used and provide means to resolving the fallacy. 

4. With a dictionary definition of plagiarism, students will develop a concept of plagiarism and discuss methods of avoiding plagiarism. 

5. Using Purdue Owl and basic formatting examples, students will be able to create citations for research. 

6. Using basic conventions, Purdue Owl, and Rhetorical strategies, students will be able to edit their research papers for college-level appropriateness and effectiveness. 

For three years, I taught writing at Ivy Tech Community College. Currently, I am helping a client (who is working on their nursing degree) edit her research papers. I have experience in working with multilingual and multicultural students in this field as well. I am also an instructional designer with a Master of Science from Purdue. 
Students will be encouraged to research outside of class for their research topic. They will create a first draft in week 4 and submit their 7-8 page research papers in week 7. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
Provided: Rubrics, Slideshows, and worksheets, links to resources Needed: Word Processor
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The learner is assessed using "knowledge checks" and a rubric for criteria of research papers. 
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
I think this class is pretty much G or PG rated. To illustrate one of my points I use a mock crime scene and it is basically a ransacked kitchen with one victim laying on the floor (you only see the legs). There is no blood. The photo is in the public domain and featured here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/wicked-deeds/201806/organized-versus-disorganized-serial-predators


Rebecca BiedlerMS. Ed. Learning Design and Technology
41 total reviews
70 completed classes

About Me

I am an instructor/ Curriculum writer and mom of 4. My oldest is 6. We live in Indianapolis. I am a recent Purdue Grad in the Masters of Science in Education Learning Design and Technology Program. I graduated from Indiana University in December... 
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