Major(s) and/or Minor(s):
Faculty Advisor Name:
Senior Thesis Advisor name:
Name another person who you frequently
go to for academic advice and/or consider a mentor:
Have you studied abroad or do you plan to?
If so, where and on what program?
Have you taken INTR 91?
Have you taken INTR 92?
Please share some information with us on your background and experience in international research.
Research is a broad enterprise. As you prepare to
join this community, please describe what you have
come to understand as research.
Have you ever conducted a research project on an
international topic that led to the completion of a
research paper? If no, skip to question 3.
How long did the project take from start to completion (in hours)?
What was the research question?
What theories were cited?
What research methods were used?
What did you learn from the experience?
What do you wish you had done differently?
Research Identity In this section we will ask you a few questions on how you identify yourself as a researcher.
Describe an experience when you identified most
closely with the goals and mindset of a researcher.
What motivated you to take on this role? What was your
greatest challenge in this experience?
What research projects are you currently involved in? Please check all boxes that apply.
For what purpose are you conducting international research?
Do you plan to do research in the future?
If so, what are your research objectives?
Research Preparation We would like to know what type of preparation you have in research.
Have you taken any research methods courses?
If so, which ones?
Briefly describe the focus of your international research.
How many courses have you taken that you feel are
directly related to your research focus? If you have
taken courses, which ones?
Describe any other experiences and background that
have prepared you for your research focus.
Have you already developed a research question? If so, what is it?
Do you have a tentative list of sources for your research focus?
Have you worked on a literature review for your research focus?
Have you contacted faculty, either at Tufts or
outside Tufts, to help you with your research?
Have you developed a prospectus that clearly outlines
your research question and interests?
IRN Participation Goals In this section, we would like to know what you expect from the IRN and what you hope to contribute to the community.
How do you anticipate that faculty can help
you develop as a researcher?
How do you anticipate that the web environment
can help you develop as a researcher?
Describe what you hope to contribute as an active member of this community.