Research Categories

The categories a student can apply research to are as follows:

Science:

The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. Examples of which are as follows:

  • Quantitative (Data) Science: Pertaining to quantitative analysis and modeling of data in a way that helps explain or predict some phenomenon.

  • Social/ Behavioral Science: Analysis of behavior of an individual or group of individuals and the effects these interactions have.

  • Computer Science: the science that deals with the theory and methods of processing information in digital computers, the design of computer hardware and software, and the applications of computers.

  • Life Sciences: The sciences concerned with understanding living organisms

  • Physical Sciences: any of the natural sciences (such as physics, chemistry, and astronomy) that deal primarily with nonliving materials

  • Market Science: The study of economics and how different factors may contribute to changing economic climates.

 

Technology:

Machinery and equipment developed from the application of scientific knowledge, this can be applied to various categories such as those listed below:

  • Medical

  • Industrial/ Manufacturing

  • Computer

  • Everyday

  • Transportation

  • Agricultural

 

Engineering:

The application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people. Examples of which are as follows:

  • Chemical

  • Mechanical

  • Civil

  • Systems

  • Computer

  • Electrical

  • Aerospace

 

Mathematics:

The abstract science of number, quantity, and space. Examples of which are as follows:

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Computational Modeling

  • Theoretical Mathematics