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Ignace, Richard – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
Quantifying undergraduate participation in institutional research activities is challenging. This article describes an approach for estimating student participation in scholarly activities using a parametric model to follow the inflows and outflows of students in terms of classes (first-, second-, third-, and fourth-year students) and to control…
Descriptors: Student Research, Student Participation, Undergraduate Students, Scholarship
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Shields, George C. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
The author discusses the history of the Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate Computational Chemistry (MERCURY), which has made significant contributions benefiting science faculty and undergraduates. The peer review publication rate of 1.7 for MERCURY faculty is 3.4 times the average rate for physical science faculty at…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Inclusion, Chemistry
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Singer, Susan Rundell – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
For 60 years, the National Science Foundation's commitment to undergraduate research experiences has shaped the course of undergraduate research opportunities, from apprenticeship model-based experiences to team-based and classroom-based collaborations for a diverse group of students. Scaling the opportunity so that students may participate in an…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Professional Associations, STEM Education
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Crowe, Mary; Brakke, David – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
In the past decade, the assessment of undergraduate research experience (URE) and course-based undergraduate research (CURE) has evolved and significantly expanded, with hundreds of studies published in books, white papers, technical reports, and academic journals. Much of the work has focused on the impact of URE and CURE on students, leading to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Mentors, Self Efficacy
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Foertsch, Julie – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
Two decades ago, when the author evaluated the impacts of Summer Research Opportunity Programs focused on minority undergraduates in STEM at 15 universities, blacks, Latinx/Hispanics, and Native Americans were dramatically underrepresented among PhD recipients in STEM fields. In the 20 years that followed, there have been significant increases in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students, STEM Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Malachowski, Mitchell R. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
Undergraduate research (UGR) has grown in prominence and stature over the past 25 years as it has been embraced at institutions of all types. The enormous changes that have been made to support these endeavors have led to many success stories but also have created many challenges for faculty operationalizing these activities. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Educational History, Educational Trends
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Karukstis, Kerry K. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
The national prominence of undergraduate research arises from both the myriad benefits offered for a wide range of stakeholders and the variety of modes in which this scholarly endeavor may be pursued. The evolution of undergraduate research in the United States parallels that of a social movement, with an array of participant entities that aspire…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Social Action, College Curriculum
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Perks, Lisa Glebatis; Turner, Jacob S. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
Communication is a diverse discipline that includes many social scientific, humanistic, and critical modes of inquiry. After elucidating several challenges to teaching a communication research methods course, this article describes a four-credit, one-semester "research incubator" that was piloted by two faculty members and seven students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Skills, Research Methodology
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Kushimoto, Takeshi – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
Undergraduate research in Japan, called graduation research (GR), is comparable to that in other countries and is defined here as a final-year curricular activity that completes undergraduate study. This article aims to elucidate GR to contribute to the scholarship of undergraduate research from an international perspective. The main findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Required Courses
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Whittinghill, Jonathan C.; Slovacek, Simeon P.; Flenoury, Laura P.; Miu, Vivian – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
The programs Minority Access in Research Careers (MARC) and Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) are funded by the National Institutes of Health to increase the number of students from underrepresented backgrounds earning degrees in the biomedical sciences. This article estimates the impact of participation in MARC and RISE on…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Public Colleges, Program Effectiveness, Minority Group Students
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Blaine, Bruce Evan – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
Reproducibility crises have arisen in psychology and other behavioral sciences, spurring efforts to ensure research findings are credible and replicable. Although reforms are occurring at professional levels in terms of new publication parameters and open science initiatives, the credibility and reproducibility of undergraduate research deserves…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Behavioral Science Research, Research Methodology
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Marx, Dea; Torres, Theresa; Panther, Leah – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
Culturally sustaining pedagogy may be used as an innovative theoretical framework to design an undergraduate research course to engage undergraduate students of color at predominantly white institutions. This article presents the theoretical basis for an undergraduate research course, examples of students' experiences, and the instructors'…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students, Racial Composition
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Szecsi, Tunde; Gunnels, Charles; Greene, Jackie; Johnston, Vickie; Vazquez-Montilla, Elia – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
Teacher candidates have lower participation in undergraduate research than students in other disciplines. To enable teacher candidates to develop skills for scholarly activities and to engage them in research activities, teacher education programs utilize diverse approaches. This article describes a strategy to promote undergraduate research among…
Descriptors: Student Research, Research Skills, Teacher Education Programs, Scholarship
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Brooks, Andrea Wilcox; Hammons, Jane; Nolan, Joseph; Dufek, Sally; Wynn, Morgan – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
This research study examines how undergraduate researchers conceptualize the purpose of research. Researchers distributed surveys to students who participated in a campus-wide research symposium to learn about student perceptions of research. The findings suggest that students recognize the importance of sharing scholarship and view research as a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Scholarship, Intellectual Disciplines
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Aenasoaie, Luciana; Joque, Justin; Peters, Amanda; Vander Broek, Jamie – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
The library and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at the University of Michigan partnered in an investigation of student-faculty research collaboration in the humanities. The authors found that providing early opportunities for undergraduates to collaborate on such projects was highly beneficial for both students and faculty mentors.…
Descriptors: Library Role, Partnerships in Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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