ERIC Number: ED395816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-9
Comparing Science and Non-Science Minority Students' Perceptions and Satisfaction with a Short-Term Research and Mentoring Program.
Frierson, Henry T., Jr.
While the mentoring process appears to occur regularly and usually quite effectively in the sciences, it seems not to occur as readily in non-science areas such as the humanities and the social sciences. This study is a follow up to earlier studies that examined interview responses of students who participated in summer research programs. The objectives of those studies were to qualitatively compare the perceptions of mentoring related experiences of African American college students in the sciences with those in the humanities and social sciences. The purpose of this study was to follow up the early studies and to examine students' responses from questionnaires that were given at the end of each program. Results indicate that the students engaged in directed humanities and social science research had a higher proportion of positive responses. An important observation was that students in the humanities have strong affinities toward mentor-student related experiences. Implications for humanities and social science programs as well as for graduate studies are discussed. Contains 18 references. (JRH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 9, 1996).