Humanities Research Workshops
“Research makes you powerful and awesome. It does this by helping you realize that questions have answers and problems have solutions. Research is the application of all the skills the liberal arts profess to teach. If my education is to do more than make me highly suggestible to abstract or obscure ideas, it must involve research.” HRW Participant
Have you ever thought of getting involved in research, but had no idea what that actually meant? What is research if you aren't in a lab or at some field site? What does it mean to do research if you are in the humanities or the creative arts?
Well, we want to help! It is not always obvious for humanities and creative arts students how to get involved in research (or even that research applies to them - which it does). HRW is designed to give you the key knowledge you need to get started. There are two parts of our program: one virtual (Learn Anytime) and one live (Workshops).
The Adventures of Grant Man
There are four videos in the Research Resources series. The first one "How To Get Involved" should be watched by everyone. It explains how to get started and what questions you will want to answer for yourself moving forward. The second "Library Resources" qucikly demonstrates the incredible support and materials available within Northwestern's library system. Take advantage of the resources that are there for you! The third video "International Research" is for people who are considering travel as a part of their research. It offers many helpful hints about that process. The final video in this series concerns the Institutional Review Board or "IRB." This video is for anyone who plans to do research that includes other people, such as through interviews, surveys, or discussion groups. It outlines the process involved in receiving clearance for that type of work.