amlobo Posted August 29, 2012 Share Posted August 29, 2012 Ok, this is going to sound like a really dumb question, but what is considered "research experience?" I was not a sociology major, so I obviously have no sociological research experience. I have written many research papers, but it's not like I collected original data or performed regressions or conducted interviews. My majors were in history and political science, so my "research" was basically me finding articles/books/etc. to support my thesis and writing a paper. Then, in law school and my job, I have performed legal research... which is totally different from regular academic research. It involves researching case law and statutes and supporting my argument... and I do so much of it that it seems ridiculous to mention it. Is any of this considered "research experience" that I could list on a CV when applying to Sociology Phd programs? I don't want a huge blank, obviously, but am unclear on what qualifies as research experience. Would it be the "papers" I've written for courses? I did write a law journal article that was published - is that research experience... or just a publication? I am sure I am making this much more confusing than it needs to be, but any insight is appreciated. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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