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What is research?

Different areas of study can demand different approaches, methods, and definitions of research. Since research is central to many undergraduate experiences, it will be important for you to understand how your program defines research. Take a proactive role in that process so that you can become clear about the expectations placed on you, and can voice your own expectations and goals for a particular research experience.
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The Guide for Undergraduate Research, also known as WebGURU, provides plenty of useful information for undergraduates, including a reference list of sources related to conducting research.

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