ERIC Number: EJ849879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
An Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Collaboration between Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Dooley, D. A.; Mahon, R. M.; Oshiro, E. A.
Journal of Food Science Education, v3 n1 p8-13 Jan 2004
A research experience was made available to an undergraduate Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) student through collaboration with a Masters-level Nutrition graduate student. Both students were under the supervision of a graduate FSHN faculty member. Positive, self-identified aspects for the students included learning how to work collaboratively as a team member, gaining a better understanding of the process of field-based research, and successfully completing both projects. While caveats are noted, we suggest that this process is an untapped opportunity to offer a research experience to undergraduates. It could be applicable in departments/ units that maintain both an undergraduate and graduate program or across departments where disciplines are similar.
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Graduate Students, Research Opportunities, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Instructional Effectiveness, Nutrition Instruction, Health Education, Science Education, College Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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