ERIC Number: EJ1212056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Early Undergraduate Research in an International Setting: A Pilot Study
Wang, Haizhi; Smith, Kevin P. W.; Rocheleau, Suzanne E.; Mohan, Jaya; Dandekar, Kapil R.; Fontecchio, Adam K.; Stanford, Jennifer S.
Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, v2 n2 p40-48 Win 2018
Drexel University piloted the Students Tackling Advanced Research Internationally (iSTAR) Scholars Program, which provides undergraduates with an opportunity to engage in an international experience at a collaborating institution during the summer between their first and second years. Based on outcomes from a modified version of the Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment (URSSA) tool, the authors found that undergraduates engaged in international research experiences self-report making at least equivalent gains to students engaged in domestic research experiences and significantly higher gains in several areas such as developing patience with research, writing reports, conducting observations, and calibrating instruments. Students engaged in international experiences also self-report more comfort in working with diverse populations.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, Summer Programs, Student Research, Research Skills, Program Effectiveness, Educational Methods, Student Attitudes, Competence, Skill Development, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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