ERIC Number: EJ1155498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
I Have to Take This Psychology Stuff with Research Too--Really?!
Lovell, Elyse D'nn; Karr, Elizabeth
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v4 n3 Article 2 p13-24 2013
The excitement was palpable as the day had finally come -- Research Day! Introduction to Psychology students in a community college who were earning vocational and transfer degrees had become fledging researchers, exuberant to share their knowledge with peers, instructors, their families and community members. Students presented their research using mediums of traditional posters and/or interactive, digital versions. The teaching leading up to Research Day included group activities to enhance persistence in learning and a sense of community. The purpose of this study was to assess students' perceptions of research through a pre/post survey with three variables: interest in psychology, academic efficacy and project-based learning /group work. Assessment measurements revealed changes among students indicating increased academic commitment through the lens of research.
Descriptors: Psychology, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Research, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Pretests Posttests, Student Surveys, Student Interests, Self Efficacy, Student Projects, Cooperative Learning, Academic Persistence, Vocational Education, Academic Education, Comparative Analysis, Quasiexperimental Design
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Location: Montana
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