Brainstorm Your Research Interests

Created by Giselle Burns, Kian Ravaei, Xinyi(Alex) Yan

This tutorial is excerpted from the Beginning Your Research Journey workshop. Check out the Entering Research Workshops for more tips on getting started with research!

Ways to Brainstorm Your Research Interests

It can be daunting to realize that you may not know what you are interested in, but don’t worry! Check out this video for a number of ways to find out your interests.

What’s next?

Congratulations! You’ve completed one of the most important steps on your research journey. A good next step is to find a research mentor or project related to your interests. You can learn how to do that (and much more) in the Entering Research Workshops! What are you waiting for? Go out and research!


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About this tutorial

Awards and Recognition


Giselle Burns, Kian Ravaei, Xinyi(Alex) Yan


Janet Goins, Kelly Kistner, Doug Worsham, CIMER (Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research)

Learning Outcomes

  • List at least 3 ways to brainstorm their research interests
  • Brainstorm at least 3 research interests

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