I'm a 3rd year undergraduate student. I was thinking of making a side project where I analyze the effects of different vaccines on the rate of new cases. I will be using methods I've learned from my recent Regression Analysis class.
I'll also be following the formal structure of a research paper (Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References, etc). When I'm done, I'm thinking of asking a statistics professor to review my findings just to check I've done all the tests right.
It will be put on my resume for future internship applications. Is it correct to define it as a "research paper" to my employers if it's not being published anywhere and the only author is me?