Research Education Advancement Program

Mission Statement:

The objective of this program is to introduce undergraduate students to the theories, principles, and methods of conducting quantitative and qualitative research in Social Sciences. The program will acquaint students with general issues involved in conducting research, including: ethics, validity, reliability, and instrument construction. More specifically, through a series of workshops and dialogues, REAP will teach students about the various components of research, including: conducting a literature review, formulation of research questions, statement of hypotheses, theory, selection of subjects, research design, and data collection methods. Throughout the year and with supervision, students will generate and develop their own research interests and produce an original research proposal in their field of specialization. The program will also consist of three tiers that will facilitate student growth through the different levels of research. The program will allow students to become strong scientist-practitioners and will result in a certification of research.

Every Monday at 6:30 PM in SBSG 1200

There are a total of 7 workshops covering 11 different research topics in this program, and each participant is required to attend workshops covering at least 9 of the 11 topics throughout the program. Each workshop will be held Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1200. Each workshop is scheduled for 90 minutes. The first 10-30 minutes will be used for administrative issues and review. The following 60 minutes will be used for the actual material. Please be on time and with your materials ready.

For more information, contact Kathy Dong or Edward Gutierrez at