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ERIC Number: EJ1058561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
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ISSN: ISSN-1942-2504
Fostering Undergraduate Research Experiences in Management Information Systems through the "Research Group" Framework
Bartkus, Ken; Mills, Robert; Olsen, David
American Journal of Business Education, v3 n6 p97-102 2010
The purpose of this paper is to propose an innovative approach to engaged learning. Founded on the principles of a scholarly think-tank and administered along the lines of a consulting organization, the proposed "Research Group" framework is designed to facilitate effective and efficient undergraduate research experiences in Management Information Systems and other business areas. In doing so, the program better prepares students for success in graduate school and their chosen careers. In this paper, we introduce the research group framework and describe its four fundamental elements. Examples of are then presented to illustrate both scholar-based and organization-based research experiences. We conclude with a discussion on the challenges of developing a formal undergraduate research program. A list of references and recommended readings is included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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