ERIC Number: ED470414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Utilizing Applied Projects in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Training: A Checklist To Help Ensure Successful Experiences.
Shoenfelt, Elizabeth L.
The scientist-practitioner model indicates graduate education must focus on application in addition to theory. Although a number of approaches may be utilized to gain applied experience for students, this paper focuses on applied projects completed as a requirement of a graduate course. Finding host organizations for class projects presents unique challenges in addition to the challenges present in any on-site student experience. Finding projects that can be completed within a short time frame and that provide appropriate experiences for graduate students is critical. In this article, the author provides a checklist that will help ensure successful applied projects. The checklist includes characteristics of the host organization, project characteristics, student responsibilities and outcomes, red flags or warning of potential problems, sources for locating host organizations, and compensation. Supervisor responsibility is required throughout the applied experience. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (110th, Chicago, IL, August 22-25, 2002).