This course is designed for an 11th or 12th grade student wishing to practice and formalize their research techniques. Appropriate for any topic, from humanities to STEM, the course is customizable to allow students to use industry-standard research techniques for whatever their area of interest is. The first semester focuses on the inquiry mindset- identifying questions or problems and general problem-solving strategies. Students study the history and development of research and the scientific method, including case studies in a range of topics. They also formally study methods of collecting, analyzing, and presenting data. The second semester, students are able to apply what they have learned, and study current research in their field of interest, as well as design and conduct their own research project.
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