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ERIC Number: EJ1034449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0736-7627
An Integrated Approach to Research Methods and Capstone
Postic, Robert; McCandless, Ray; Stewart, Beth
Journal of Faculty Development, v28 n2 p69-74 May 2014
In 1991, the AACU issued a report on improving undergraduate education suggesting, in part, that a curriculum should be both comprehensive and cohesive. Since 2008, we have systematically integrated our research methods course with our capstone course in an attempt to accomplish the twin goals of comprehensiveness and cohesion. By taking this approach, we have realized two distinct benefits. First, we have seen a substantial increase in the number of original research projects completed by students. Second, connectedness between our research methods class and our capstone class has dramatically improved, resulting in improved program integration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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