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ERIC Number: ED234706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Research in Higher Education: The Arts/The Sciences.
Jackson, Anita
Students' views concerning research were studied with a sample of students in the arts, the natural sciences, and social sciences. Questionnaire responses were obtained from 225 graduate and undergraduate students attending four colleges. Students in the arts (music, art, and communicative arts) comprised 49 percent of the sample; 29 percent were in the natural sciences, and 22 percent were in the social sciences. The number of students' subscriptions to research journals and the frequency of reference to research journals were determined. Students were also asked whether they were currently or previously enrolled in a research class, or whether they planned to enroll. The number of independent research studies the students had completed was also determined. Finally, students listed problem areas for which they thought research might provide answers. Students showed evidence of a grasp of fundamental human needs and possible ways of meeting these needs. It is concluded that more attention should be directed to the dissemination of research findings in the arts and that more collaborative research between and within these fields should be encouraged. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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