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ERIC Number: EJ1055621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
Experiencing the Research Process in a Single Class Period
Cook, Kathleen E.
Journal of Effective Teaching, v8 n1 p13-20 2008
Books and courses on research methods, statistics, or both, often necessarily focus on one topic at a time. This compartmentalized approach prevents students from seeing the big picture. To address this shortcoming, I developed an exercise through which students experience the whole research process in a single class period. From posing a question, through devising a method, collecting and analyzing data, to writing the report, students conduct all aspects of a basic research project. After the experience, students reported a significant increase in their understanding of the research process. In addition, students recommended using the exercise in future classes and at other universities. I end by discussing various ways that the exercise can be adapted to other class situations and content areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington
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