My advice would be this: At first, research, especially
in the Humanities seemed some what of an enigma, and in that sense
it was a scary idea. Throwing myself head first into research helped
me get over that fear, and as I worked with my mentor I began gaining
a deeper realization of what research in the field means. At this
point I was able to take what I had learned and make a meaning
for myself, through my own project. So, go for it. The best way
to know what research is all about is to get into it.