Research Workshop

Through a series of workshops led by the GWIKS faculty members, students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to design and execute a research project on a topic of their own choice.

2019-2020 Research Workshop

10/4: 1st workshop, “From the Topic to the Research(able) Question” led by Dr. Sunhye Kim

This workshop focuses on the process of writing a research proposal. Developing a strong research question is the first step in writing a research proposal. By following the criteria to form a research question, making it specific, measurable, realistic, and meaningful, this workshop provides an opportunity for students to develop their own research questions. What kinds of topics related to Korea should be studied, how the topics could be approached, and why the topics are significant in the field of Korean Studies are central questions that students will discuss. Based on the discussion, this workshop aims to help students create a succinct, clear, and persuasive research proposal. 

10/25: 2nd workshop, “Primary and Secondary Sources” led by Dr. Sunhye Kim

This workshop is designed for students to obtain a better understanding of research sources. In order to write an excellent research paper, the process of finding, selecting, and analyzing research sources is essential. Through this workshop, students will learn the differences between primary sources and secondary sources as well as the strengths and limitations of the various forms of research sources. In addition, students will be able evaluate which research sources are the most reliable and the credentials needed to use them in their work. By discussing a bibliography of each research project, this workshop offers students a hands-on experience to refine their research outlines.

1/17: 3rd workshop, “Rough Draft Self-Evaluation” led by Dr. Sunhye Kim

This workshop offers students the opportunity to revise their rough drafts. Revision is an essential process in writing a good research paper. For this workshop, students will carefully read all the other students’ papers and prepare a few constructive comments. Also, by using the criteria of a good research paper, such as coherence, depth of discussion and organization, students will have a chance to evaluate their own papers. In this workshop, students will learn the process of revising and rewriting and the difference between revising and proofreading. After the workshop, students will have time to revise their research paper following the suggestions and comments given in the workshop.

2/7: 4th workshop, “How to Give a Good Conference Presentation” led by Dr. Sunhye Kim

This workshop is designed for students to develop their presentation skills. Students will have already completed their 15–20 page research papers. Based on their research paper, they will practice their conference presentation in this workshop. In order to make a good presentation, students will learn how to organize a 15-minute presentation effectively, make PowerPoint slides, and prepare a Q&A session. In this workshop, each student will give a dry run presentation and receive feedback and comments from the other students.