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Lei W

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy


mental health among Asian international and Asian American college students, bilingual (Mandarin/English) counseling, research methods and designs, blog/vlog/podcast creation

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Media Project

Depending on the scope of how much you'd like to accomplish, here is what I think we could do together in 10 sessions. I'm using a YouTube channel as an example, which we could also apply to blogging and podcasting. YouTube Channel: -identify channels that you look up and why they are successful -identify resources you'll need to ensure the success and follow-through of this project, such as tools to learn how to edit videos, video editing programs, recording tools -brainstorm the direction of the channel and the target audience for your content -marketing strategies, such as where you can promote your channel -a plan for the content of each video for a season or two -(if you plan on having guests on your channel), send out invites and set up a time with them -shoot/edit/publish the videos

Research Project

Here is what working on a research project with me would look like from start to finish at a graduate level. -discuss what your career goals are and identify how the research project can help you -identify your interests, questions that you would like answered through research -literature review: you'll search for the studies that have already been conducted and what they have found (writing up a literature review is an accomplishment of its own and we can present it or publish it) -identify the gap in the literature and solidify your research questions -design the study to answer your research questions: are the questions better answered in a quantitative (e.g., surveys) or qualitative (e.g., interviews) method? -recruit for participants -analyze the data and finalize the results -write out discussion: using the results of the study, what are the real-world implications? -submit study to a conference and/or journal to publish. Remember this is typically what graduate students do. We can work together to build a project that is more appropriate for you and your interests. I want to make sure you get the experience you're looking for!

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