Introduction to engineering research / Wendy C. Crone.Material type: TextSeries: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science | Synthesis lectures on engineering, science, and technology ; #38.Publisher: [San Rafael, California] : Morgan & Claypool, Description: 1 PDF (xxiv, 208 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: electronic Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781681738000; 9781681738970Subject(s): Engineering -- Research -- Methodology | engineering research | technical communications | research ethics | project management | mentoringAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 620.0072 LOC classification: TA160 | .C765 2020ebOnline resources: Abstract with links to full text | Abstract with links to resource Also available in print.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Introduction to engineering research -- 1.1. Who is this book for? -- 1.2. How research is different -- 1.3. Engineering research careers
2. Finding the right research position for you -- 2.1. Societal implications of technology -- 2.2. Identifying a research project -- 2.3. Undergraduate research experiences -- 2.4. The graduate school application process -- 2.5. Funding of research. -- 2.6. Understanding the organization of your research group
3. Becoming a researcher -- 3.1. Developing a relationship with your research mentor -- 3.2. Aligning expectations -- 3.3. Developing expertise -- 3.4. Developing your own identity as a researcher -- 3.5. Tracking your development as a researcher -- 3.6. Being an effective team member and collaborator -- 3.7. Working with a diverse research team -- 3.8. Developing global competency -- 3.9. Networking
4. Building on the research of others -- 4.1. The literature -- 4.2. Valuing what came before you -- 4.3. Reading journal articles -- 4.4. Reading critically -- 4.5. Literature search -- 4.6. Proper citation -- 4.7. Citation management -- 4.8. Preparing a review -- 4.9. Crediting the work of others
5. Conducting research -- 5.1. Scientific habits of the mind -- 5.2. Developing a research proposal -- 5.3. Getting started and staying motivated -- 5.4. Project management -- 5.5. Scheduling committee meetings -- 5.6. Navigating roadblocks and obstacles -- 5.7. Research ethics (error, negligence, misconduct) -- 5.8. Safety
6. Documenting your research findings. -- 6.1. Keeping a research notebook -- 6.2. Data storage and backup -- 6.3. Avoiding data manipulation
7. Sharing your research via oral communication -- 7.1. Informal conversations with other researchers -- 7.2. Informal conversations with nonspecialist audiences -- 7.3. Engineering outreach -- 7.4. Poster presentations -- 7.5. The research talk -- 7.6. Resources on oral communication
8. Sharing your research via written communication -- 8.1. Translating technical topics in written formats -- 8.2. Basic principles of technical writing -- 8.3. Standard formats in technical writing -- 8.4. Refining your writing -- 8.5. Issues surrounding authorship -- 8.6. Publishing your research -- 8.7. Resources on written communication
9. Safeguarding your personal health and happiness -- 9.1. The challenges you may face in graduate school -- 9.2. Steps you can take to be healthier and happier -- 9.3. Getting sleep -- 9.4. Getting exercise -- 9.5. Eating healthy -- 9.6. Creative outlets -- 9.7. Employing mindfulness practices -- 9.8. Making time for it all.
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Undergraduate and first-year graduate students engaging in engineering research need more than technical skills and tools to be successful. From finding a research position and funding, to getting the mentoring needed to be successful while conducting research responsibly, to learning how to do the other aspects of research associated with project management and communication, this book provides novice researchers with the guidance they need to begin developing mastery. Awareness and deeper understanding of the broader context of research reduces barriers to success, increases capacity to contribute to a research team, and enhances ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Being prepared for what's to come and knowing the questions to ask along the way allows those entering researcher to become more comfortable engaging with not only the research itself but also their colleagues and mentors.
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