ERIC Number: EJ1094683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Does Independent Research with a Faculty Member Enhance Four-Year Graduation and Graduate/Professional Degree Plans? Convergent Results with Different Analytical Methods
Kilgo, Cindy A.; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, v71 n4 p575-592 Apr 2016
This study examines the effects of undergraduate students participating in independent research with faculty members on four-year graduation and graduate/professional degree aspirations. We analyzed four-year longitudinal data from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education using multiple analytic techniques. The findings support the positive, net link between undergraduate research and fourth-year graduate degree aspirations and suggest that such involvement may have potential as a powerful programmatic and pedagogical tool.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, College Faculty, Academic Aspiration, Longitudinal Studies, Graduate Study, Time to Degree, Graduation
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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