Framing the IQP
This section contains resources that can help students frame their projects. Students should determine how their work fits into a larger body of research on the topic and define their objectives and research questions.
Clarity about project objectives is important and can be facilitated through exercises for students that ask them to operationalize project objectives/research questions.
- Project Objectives/Research Questions (Word Document), (PDF)
- Mission Statement exercise (Word Document), (PDF)
- Problem Statement exercise (Word Document), (PDF)
Students can also be given materials to further their understandings of how to develop:
A Lesson Plan for Discussing Problem Analysis can be used with students in the early stages of project conceptualization. This is especially useful when dealing with externally sponsored projects.
An interim project planning report is a useful tool for helping students organize and communicate their understanding of the project, its major elements, and next steps.
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