Program for Accessing Research Training (PART)
The Program for Accessing Research Training (PART) consists of Core, Quantitative and Qualitative training modules. Each module features four hours of classroom instruction and a homework exercise or assessment, as well as a feedback form.
PART is designed to prepare UTM students for possible participation in the Research Opportunity Program (ROP) or other research opportunities available on campus. Participants can also acquire foundational skills needed to succeed in graduate studies.
Who is PART for?
PART is ideal for any UTM students who are:
- interested in research or learning more about the skills required
- thinking about doing an ROP
- considering going to graduate school
- looking for practice and pragmatic tips about navigating the logistical challenges of carrying out research
UTM students from all disciplines are welcome to participate in PART.
No prior research experience or training is necessary.
How to Participate
You can complete one module that interests you, or as many as you wish.
View the Co-curricular Record Eligibility Requirements listed below if you are interested in receiving a CCR notation on your university transcript.
Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Eligibility Requirements
You are eligible to receive a certificate of completion and the CCR notation on your university transcript if you:
1. Complete all three (3) of the following CORE modules:
|2. Complete one (1) of the following CORE modules:||
|3. Complete two (2) Quantitative modules OR two (2) Qualitative modules:||
|4. Submit a written reflection piece at the end of the program.|
The total time commitment is approximately 44 hours including workshops, homework, and feedback.
CCR Attendance Information:
Please allow up two weeks after the conclusion of the final workshop in the series for your attendance to be updated in the online system. Please contact the CCR office if you have questions about your CCR notation.
Note that PART can be completed over multiple years so long as you are registered as a U of T undergraduate student. Modules completed are cumulative; therefore, you do not have to repeat modules already completed, even if you completed them in previous years.
Each module features four hours of online classroom instruction and a homework exercise or assessment, as well as a feedback form.
PART is offered online during the Fall and Winter semesters, with a Summer Institute offered at the end of April.
Check out our Summer 2022 Schedule! Summer Schedule (Word docx) Summer Schedule (pdf.)
Core Modules 1
- Conducting Literature Searches
- Annotated Bibliography/Literature Review Writing
- Research Ethics
Core Modules 2
- Communicating your Research
- Working with Supervisors
- Writing Graduate School Applications
- Research Design in the Sciences
- Research Design in the Social Sciences
- Lab Protocols
- Data Analysis
- Conducting Archival Research
- Conducting Interviews
- Transcribing and Coding
- Research Design in the Humanities
- Leading a Focus Group