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ERIC Number: EJ1004345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
The Apprentice Researcher: Using Undergraduate Researchers' Personal Essays to Shape Instruction and Services
Bonnet, Jennifer L.; Cordell, Sigrid Anderson; Cordell, Jeffrey; Duque, Gabriel J.; MacKintosh, Pamela J.; Peters, Amanda
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v13 n1 p37-59 Jan 2013
Little is known about the intellectual journey of advanced undergraduates engaged in the research process. Moreover, few studies of this population of library users include students' personal essays as a point of analysis in their scholarly pursuits. To gain insights into the research trajectory of apprentice researchers at the University of Michigan, the Library examined the personal essays that students submitted for its inaugural undergraduate research award. These essays chronicled students' intellectual growth and development throughout the research process. Drawing on observations about the unique needs of these students, the authors analyze the implications for library instruction and services. (Contains 31 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan