ERIC Number: ED412096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun-28
Reference Count: N/A
Team Approach in the First Research Experience for Undergraduates in Botany/Zoology 152: Evaluation Report.
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. LEAD Center.
This document summarizes the findings of the Learning through Evaluation, Adaptation and Dissemination (LEAD) Center's report on the team approach to the first research experience for undergraduates in botany and zoology. Students (N=25) and faculty (N=12) were interviewed and a comparison was made between students who performed the research in teams and those who conducted their research individually. Qualitative research methods are employed in data collection and analysis and findings suggest that students operate at a more independent level than they are accustomed to. This challenges them and contributes to a gain in confidence. This document is organized into the following sections: (1) Executive Summary; (2) Introduction; (3) The Students' Point of View; (4) The Research Mentors' Point of View; (5) Evaluators' Concluding Remarks; and (6) Appendix: Interview Protocols for Students and Mentors. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. LEAD Center.