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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsJON COPLEY: I study life at the bottom of the ocean - the very deep ocean. DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsDRAGANA MLADENOVIC: I'm a Roman archaeologist, so I look at how Romans interacted with peoples they conquered. DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 13 secondsFILIPPO FAZI: Well, I work on sound, and I try to understand how sound is generated-- how it propagates in an environment. DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 18 secondsLIZ CLUETT: I research women's experience of birth. DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 21 secondsWILL JENNINGS: Looking at how voters - how the public evaluate the competence of political parties. DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 27 secondsRUTH BARTLETT: I've researched mainly the lives of people who have dementia. DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 32 secondsDAVID READ: So my aim is to get involved in education research - to find ways to collect evidence, to find out what works and what doesn't work. DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 39 secondsFILIPPO FAZI: What inspires me to undertake research? DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 42 secondsRUTH BARTLETT: It was about trying to make a difference. DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 44 secondsDRAGANA MLADENOVIC: Well, I've always been curious. DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 46 secondsJON COPLEY: I've always been fascinated by the unknown. DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 49 secondsLIZ CLUETT: I was a practicing midwife, and I care for women. DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 51 secondsFILIPPO FAZI: It was curiosity. Isn't it fascinating to try and understand what is the physical underpinnings of this phenomena? DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 58 secondsDAVID READ: So educators can make informed decisions about what to do in the classroom. DR.

Skip to 1 minute and 2 secondsDRAGANA MLADENOVIC: And research is one of the ways of finding things out. DR.

Skip to 1 minute and 5 secondsWILL JENNINGS: Influence the views they hold about the world. DR.

Skip to 1 minute and 8 secondsFILIPPO FAZI: Using all this knowledge in a creative manner to create devices and new things and advance the technology. DR.

Skip to 1 minute and 13 secondsDAVID READ: So we can publish this and share it with the wider community. DR.

Skip to 1 minute and 17 secondsDRAGANA MLADENOVIC: And the pleasure of finally cracking it is quite unique.

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Developing Your Research Project

University of Southampton

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