INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROGRAM

At Dalton Academy, The Independent Research Project is a cornerstone activity that provides student with essential research skills required to succeed in university and beyond.

IN BOTH THEIR SENIOR 2 AND SENIOR 3 YEARS DALTON STUDENTS:

  • Gain foundational knowledge in research methods, research design, and academic writing.

  • Select a problem or question from any field of study.

  • Conduct a systematic survey of academic literature or artifacts relevant to their topic.

  • Select a suitable faculty advisor to supervise their research.

  • Design a research strategy to investigate the problem/question or develop a plan to produce a product related to their topic.

  • Conduct their research or create a product. 

  • Present their findings in an academic paper and presentation or present their product along with an academic paper and presentation.

IRP GOAL

An overarching goal of the Dalton IRP program is that every student becomes ready to successfully face the challenges of higher education anywhere in the world. Because of this, students are equipped to conduct their own in-depth academic research as efficiently as possible using today’s tools and strategies. These include the use of software for organizing and annotating digital resources as well as citing and referencing those sources within their projects. Utilizing Turnitin™, Zotero and Mendeley as tools to efficiently and ethically conduct research, students will learn to contribute to academic discourse responsibly.

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