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ERIC Number: EJ1153446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Striving to Involve Undergraduates in Economic Research at Wellesley College
Butcher, Kristin F.; Weerapana, Akila
Journal of Economic Education, v48 n4 p295-300 2017
One of the key advantages of attending a small liberal arts college is the opportunity to engage in research; at research universities, these opportunities are often given to graduate students. Further, smaller class sizes make it possible to personalize instruction to showcase how the tools students learn in their courses are used to answer questions of practical and social relevance. At Wellesley, consuming and producing research is embedded in the curriculum for every student. Supplementary programs such as summer research opportunities, honors theses, and fellowships allow students who develop serious interest in research to hone their technical skills and to work with faculty on peer-reviewed publications. This experience helps students decide whether or not to pursue a PhD, and can help in the application process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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