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ERIC Number: EJ884202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Bling My Research! A Mock Grant Panel Activity Illustrating the Importance of Basic Research
Leander, Celeste A.; Whitton, Jeannette
American Biology Teacher, v72 n5 p308-310 May 2010
First-year university students have misconceptions about the source and dynamics of publicly funded research money. We designed an activity in which students take part in a mock grant panel. The results indicated a strong tendency toward student funding of applied medical research at the expense of basic research. Exposure to a few examples of important basic research moderates this tendency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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