Research Team Planning Guide

T.E.C.H. Playground

The purpose of this planning document is to help facilitate research teams in the College of Education. One of the goals of the T.E.C.H. Playground is to serve research teams, so please let us know how we can help!

Project Name or Focus:

Team Leader:

Team Members:

Components to Plan For

Your Work Here!

Team Member

Project Ideas

Responsibility

Begin with the end in mind by brainstorming possible projects you see.

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The Problem

The Problem

Use the following prompts to help articulate the problem:

  1. What is the main question/problem you plan to address?
  2. Has current scholarly literature pointed to this as an identified gap in the research literature?
  3. What is your overall purpose or intention of the project?
  4. What important questions do you plan to pursue?

Speculative Ways to Address Problem(s)

Brainstorm possible ways to address these problems.

Related Activities or Initiatives to Build Upon

Related Activities or Initiatives to Build Upon

What activities or initiatives related to this idea have already happened or are currently happening upon which you might build?

Team Strengths

Team Strengths

Knowledge/skills in particular areas, background experiences, connections

Team Needs

Team Needs

What might be needed to make this happen? (meeting facilitation, specific equipment, expertise, human resources, etc.)

Background

Background

Who is already talking about this problem? Other disciplinary fields? Other research teams?

Use the following chart for analyzing the literature:

Literature Analysis Chart for Research Articles

Possible Data Sources, Collection and Analysis

Possible Data Sources, Collection and Analysis

List all ideas for data!

Project Design

Project Design

Discuss the approach you will use and how this approach aligns with the research problem/questions you are pursuing.

Impact for Teaching

Impact for Teaching

Consider how this project may impact teaching (P12, higher education, community, workplace, etc).

Impact for Research

Impact for Research

Consider avenues for dissemination of project findings/results. Consider different audiences.

Impact for Service

Impact for Service

Consider how this project may serve the land-grant mission of the university.  

Future Initiatives for this Project

Future Initiatives for this Project

Brainstorm ideas for possible initiatives beyond the life of this future project.

Human Subject Research Compliance

Human Subject Research Compliance

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Rev. 10.09.14 susan.stansberry@okstate.edu