Too little research?

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    I'm thinking of quitting my research position during my Sophomore Spring semester (currently entering my Sophomore Fall). I don't think I can juggle my classes and scribing with another 10 hours of research a week.

    I'll have around 150 hours over two semesters with no publications (Pretty much no undergrads in my lab get published) - would that be too little research for more research-oriented schools?
     

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      I did one academic year of research in my senior year. I got no pubs or abstracts out of it. I think the relationship I formed with my PI and lab director helped me more (got a great LOR) than the fact I did research.
       
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        I'm thinking of quitting my research position during my Sophomore Spring semester (currently entering my Sophomore Fall). I don't think I can juggle my classes and scribing with another 10 hours of research a week.

        I'll have around 150 hours over two semesters with no publications (Pretty much no undergrads in my lab get published) - would that be too little research for more research-oriented schools?
        For general application purposes the research you would have is sufficient provided you understand the point behind the research (hypothesis, methods, some idea of the data collected, but not necessarily the analysis and conclusions if the project didn't get that far).

        For research-oriented schools, you'd probably want to get in more.
         

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          For general application purposes the research you would have is sufficient provided you understand the point behind the research (hypothesis, methods, some idea of the data collected, but not necessarily the analysis and conclusions if the project didn't get that far).

          For research-oriented schools, you'd probably want to get in more.

          Oh ok, thank you!
           
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