Undergraduate Research in the Sciences: Engaging Students in Real Science (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 15, 2010 - Education - 352 pages
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Undergraduate research (UR) is widely believed to enhance the learning experience of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs. This is the first comprehensive, practical, research-based book on undergraduate research. It addresses how the benefits to UR participants arise; compares the benefits of UR with other types of educational activities or experience; the long-term value of UR; and more. Intended to assist both existing and new UR practitioners with program design and evaluation needs, the book will also be useful to the wider community of academics, policy-makers, and funders of UR programs.
  

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Contents

What Is Known About the Student Outcomes of
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What Do Students Gain from Conducting Research?
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Are the Gains from Research Unique?
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What Are the Career and LongerTerm Impacts of
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How Do Minority Students Benefit from Research?
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How Do Research Advisors Work with Students?
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How Do Research Advisors Mentor Advise and Evaluate Students?
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What Are the Costs and Benefits to Research Advisors?
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Summary Implications and Issues for the Future
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Seymour is a sociologist at the Bureau of Sociological Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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