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Phi Theta Kappa Honors in Action

A research guide for the Honors in Action project completed by members of Phi Theta Kappa.

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Phi Theta Kappa Honors in Action Project

Current Honors Study Topic: The Art and Science of Play

Research guidelines:

  • Read the Honors Study Guide linked above for inspiration. We must choose one of the 7 themes for our project.
  • Start with a basic internet search or use reference (encyclopedia) or popular (magazine/newspaper) resources to learn more about your initial topic ideas, but make sure the sources you cite are scholarly.
  • Remember that your research should lead you to an actionable response developed through critical thinking and reflection on the sources you find.
  • Look for sources from varying or opposing perspectives; don't just find articles that agree with your point of view.
  • Don't be afraid to modify or change your research question based on what you discover while doing research!


How to use this guide

This research guide is designed to help you find sources for your Honors in Action project. Clicking on the gray tabs will take you to pages with information on current and past research questions. You can also use the Next and Previous buttons at the bottoms of the pages to move between them.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for community college students established in 1918. Students with a GPA of at least 3.5 who have completed 12 credits are invited to join RVCC's chapter, Alpha Epsilon Pi. Provisional memberships for students who do not meet these criteria are also available. For more information about the organization, visit their website at

Co-advisors at RVCC are Professor of Communication Sara Banfield and librarian Janelle Bitter.

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