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ERIC Number: EJ1157884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Pathways to Undergraduate Research Experiences: A Multi-Institutional Study
Mahatmya, Duhita; Morrison, Janet; Jones, Rebecca M.; Garner, Pamela W.; Davis, Shannon N.; Manske, Jill; Berner, Nancy; Johnson, Ann; Ditty, Jayna
Innovative Higher Education, v42 n5-6 p491-504 Dec 2017
The positive impact of undergraduate research experiences on students' post-secondary success is well-documented. However, these conclusions are drawn from undergraduate students who already participate; very little research has explored the pathways by which students enter these experiences. Using data from a multi-institutional survey, we examined students' reasons for participating and differences across institutions and demographic groups. Overall, students cited social and experiential reasons as key motivators for participation and a perceived lack of research readiness as a key barrier. Differences were also found across academic year. Implications from this study address issues of access, preparation, and institutional policies around undergraduate research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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