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ERIC Number: EJ856361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1059-9053
Student Participation in Ecological Research: Preliminary Insights from Students' Experiences in the Smoky Mountains
Pacifici, Lara B.; Miller, Craig; Thomson, Norman
Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, v38 p159-166 2009
Students participating in summer research internships at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park kept electronic journals to document their experiences. We used a combined content analysis to quantify the responses from the students in particular areas of interest and to understand the essence of experiences from the explanations provided in their journals. The major themes that emerged were adventures in nature, becoming a scientist, and application of science and math knowledge. Though the sample size was small, the students' journals illustrate the value of research experiences for young people. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina