One quarter research projects

QSS Majors have the option to complete either an honors thesis or a an independent, one-quarter research project that uses the tools taught in the QSS curriculum. All students pursuing a Minor in Quantitative Social Science must complete a one quarter project. One quarter projects are guided by the QSS Director of Undergraduate Research, or another faculty member, and are publicly presented upon completion. 

What is it like to complete a one quarter QSS research project?