|RESOURCES: Conducting Research|
Resources: Conducting Research
Research involvement helps students apply classroom lessons by formulating real hypotheses; ensuring ethical research practices; and collecting, interpreting, and organizing data. These experiences provide students with priceless faculty relationships and guidance in applying for awards and grants, presenting at conventions, and submitting manuscripts for potential publication.
Don't be afraid to ask your instructors for advice and/or a chance to assist them with their current studies. Most professors welcome any support of their research and appreciate students who take the initiative to heighten their educational opportunities. Conducting research early allows individuals to develop numerous important life skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, and adaptability to change.
All members are encouraged to seek out research opportunities as early as possible in their academic careers. These experiences look great on resumés and CVs for graduate school applications, and enable you to make a lasting difference in psychology. Psi Chi can help you get started:
Find a Faculty Sponsor
Recruit Online Participants for Your Studies
Psi Chi's Research Measures Database
Receive Financial Support
Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research
Attending and Presenting at Conventions
To promote transparency and increased standards in research, our Journal proudly awards the four Open Science Badges pictured above to all authors who share Open Data, Open Materials, Preregister their research, and conduct Replication studies.