Undergraduate Research in the Sciences: Engaging Students in Real Science [NOOK Book]

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Undergraduate research (UR) is widely believed to enhance the learning experience of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs. This is the first comprehensive, practical, research-based book on undergraduate research. It addresses how the benefits to UR participants arise; compares the benefits of UR with other types of educational activities or experience; the long-term value of UR; and more. Intended to assist both existing and new UR practitioners with program design and ...
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Undergraduate Research in the Sciences: Engaging Students in Real Science

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Overview

Undergraduate research (UR) is widely believed to enhance the learning experience of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs. This is the first comprehensive, practical, research-based book on undergraduate research. It addresses how the benefits to UR participants arise; compares the benefits of UR with other types of educational activities or experience; the long-term value of UR; and more. Intended to assist both existing and new UR practitioners with program design and evaluation needs, the book will also be useful to the wider community of academics, policy-makers, and funders of UR programs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470625637
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

The Authors.

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1 What Is Undergraduate Research, and Why Does It Matter?

2 What Is Known About the Student Outcomes of Undergraduate Research?

3 What Do Students Gain from Conducting Research?

4 Are the Gains from Research Unique?

5 What Are the Career and Longer-Term Impacts of Undergraduate Research?

6 How Do Minority Students Benefit from Research?

7 How Do Research Advisors Work with Students?

8 How Do Research Advisors Mentor, Advise, and Evaluate Students?

9 What Are the Costs and Benefits to Research Advisors?

10 Summary, Implications, and Issues for the Future.

Appendix A: Interview Samples.

Appendix B: Research Design and Methodology.

Appendix C: Interview Protocols.

Appendix D: Detailed Frequency Counts for Observations of Student Gains.

References.

Index.

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