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ERIC Number: EJ987687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
"It Feels More Important than Other Classes I Have Done": An "Authentic" Undergraduate Research Experience in Sociology
Cuthbert, Denise; Arunachalam, Dharma; Licina, Dunja
Studies in Higher Education, v37 n2 p129-142 2012
This article reports on research into the development, teaching and student experiences of a one-semester subject designed to provide an undergraduate research experience in the social sciences. The subject was offered for the first time in 2009 in a large sociology program at a major research-intensive Australian university. Our findings are significant because they confirm findings from research with students engaged in undergraduate research experiences from the science, technology, engineering and medical disciplines, and add a much-needed social science perspective to the important international conversation on undergraduate research in higher education. We conclude by suggesting that whether or not a subject of this kind is successful in motivating students to pursue research careers, it is clearly successful in raising levels of research literacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia