The Undergraduate Research Handbook


Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230364977
Category: Education
Page: 288
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This practical, research-informed text will provide students across all disciplines with models, tasks and activities to enable them to plan, action, write and present quality research. It will help develop ideas, creative thinking and systematic research practices to enable students to produce high quality dissertations and reports.

The Undergraduate Research Handbook


Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230364969
Category: Reference
Page: 288
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This practical, research-informed text will provide students across all disciplines with models, tasks and activities to enable them to plan, action, write and present quality research. It will help develop ideas, creative thinking and systematic research practices to enable students to produce high quality dissertations and reports.

The Undergraduate Research Handbook


Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781137341488
Category: Education
Page: 483
View: 1995

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This is a comprehensive guide to planning and producing high-quality dissertations, written assignments and project reports at undergraduate level. It supports students of all disciplines through each stage of the research process, from drafting questions and reviewing the literature through to collecting data and presenting their work. It provides practical guidance on common problems, including writer’s block and managing deadlines, and contextualises this with examples of real students’ experience of research. This text will be invaluable to undergraduate students undertaking academic research in all subject areas.

A Primer for Undergraduate Research

From Groups and Tiles to Frames and Vaccines
Author: Aaron Wootton,Valerie Peterson,Christopher Lee
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3319660659
Category: Mathematics
Page: 313
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This highly readable book aims to ease the many challenges of starting undergraduate research. It accomplishes this by presenting a diverse series of self-contained, accessible articles which include specific open problems and prepare the reader to tackle them with ample background material and references. Each article also contains a carefully selected bibliography for further reading. The content spans the breadth of mathematics, including many topics that are not normally addressed by the undergraduate curriculum (such as matroid theory, mathematical biology, and operations research), yet have few enough prerequisites that the interested student can start exploring them under the guidance of a faculty member. Whether trying to start an undergraduate thesis, embarking on a summer REU, or preparing for graduate school, this book is appropriate for a variety of students and the faculty who guide them.

The Postgraduate Research Handbook

Succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD
Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230364950
Category: Education
Page: 440
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The second edition of this best-selling book is aslively and accessible as the first edition. Advice, support and both active and reflective tasks take the students through the stages of research as well as encouraging them to consider social and cultural issues, such as working with their supervisor and other researchers.

The Good Supervisor

Supervising Postgraduate and Undergraduate Research for Doctoral Theses and Dissertations
Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113729633X
Category: Education
Page: 576
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Provides help for those wanting to develop strategies for effective supervision with a diversity of students on a wide variety of research projects, whether at postgraduate or undergraduate level. Fully updated second edition includes new content on cultural supervision, online distance supervision, and sustaining research networks.

STEM Student Research Handbook


Author: Darci J. Harland
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137410
Category: Education
Page: 218
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This comprehensive resource for STEM teachers and students, outlines the various stages of large-scale research projects, enabling teachers to coach their students through the research process. This handbook provides enough detail to embolden all teachersOCoeven those who have never designed an experiment on their ownOCoto support student-researchers through the entire process of conducting experiments."

Undergraduate Research in the Sciences

Engaging Students in Real Science
Author: Sandra Laursen,Anne-Barrie Hunter,Elaine Seymour,Heather Thiry,Ginger Melton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470625635
Category: Education
Page: 352
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Undergraduate research enhances the learning experience of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Undergraduate Research in the Sciences offers a groundbreaking and practical research-based book on the topic. This comprehensive resource addresses how undergraduate research benefits undergraduate participants, including those populations that are underrepresented in the sciences; compares its benefits with other types of educational activities and experiences; and assesses its long-term value to students and faculty as both a scholarly and educational endeavor. In laying out the processes by which these benefits are achieved, this important book can assist faculty and program directors with practical guidance for design and evaluation of both new and existing undergraduate research programs. Praise for Undergraduate Research in the Sciences "This meticulous, definitive study of the effects of working with a faculty member on research as an undergraduate confirms the overall value of the experience by taking us deep into the minds and actions of participants—both faculty and students. As a result we now have many more compelling reasons to get more students involved with research mentors and ways to optimize the benefits for all parties."—George D. Kuh, Chancellor's Professor and director, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research "This timely book offers a unique, comprehensive analysis of undergraduate research in the sciences, based on the voices of college students and faculty mentors who have participated in these voyages of discovery. As our nation struggles to train more scientists, this book will be a valuable resource for designing undergraduate research experiences that can build our country's capacity for discovery and innovation."—Arthur B. Ellis, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California, San Diego "The text is written in a lucid and engaging style and will be a valuable guide to policymakers, academic administrators, and faculty members who want to find ways to engage undergraduates in the 'real work' of investigation."—Judith A. Ramaley, president, Winona State University "This book is a 'must-read' for anyone who directs undergraduates in research. It presents an impressive and rigorous body of work that brings fresh insights into the field of undergraduate research. The next generation of scientists will benefit greatly from the findings and recommendations!"—Jo Handelsman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, Yale University

Studying Students

The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester
Author: Nancy Fried Foster,Susan L. Gibbons
Publisher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
ISBN: 0838984371
Category: Education
Page: 90
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This book provides a view into the groundbreaking application of ethnographic tools and techniques to the understanding of undergraduate students and their use of information. The publication describes findings of the work at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries and provides insight into how academic librarians might use these techniques on their own campuses.

A Handbook of Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology


Author: Jeremy Miles,Paul Gilbert
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198527565
Category: Psychology
Page: 315
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A practical guide to carrying out research in health psychology and clinical psychology. For both undergraduate and postgraduate students, the book will be essential in making them aware of the full range of techniques available to them, helping them to design scientifically rigorous experiments.

Handbook of the undergraduate curriculum

a comprehensive guide to purposes, structures, practices, and change
Author: Jerry G. Gaff,James L. Ratcliff
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN: 9780787902896
Category: Education
Page: 747
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This volume offers a compAndium of the best ideas, analyses, and practices relating to the undergraduate curriculum as described by leading figures in the field. It contains both conceptual and practical information on effective practices, research, management, and assessment. In thirty-four original chapters, top practitioners and scholars detail a range of philosophies, frameworks, program designs, instructional strategies, and assessment methods being used to strengthen and transform the curriculum. They examine both the current state of knowledge and teaching in the disciplines and the forces that will reshape the curriculum in the coming years. The Handbook of Undergraduate Curriculum will prove valuable both to practitioners--as an operating manual or desk reference--and to faculty as a primary text for graduate courses on the curriculum. In addition, the book will be a useful tool for those serving on a general education curriculum committee or conducting a departmental review of a major program, as well as having numerous other practical applications for anyone with responsibility for or interest in the curriculum.

Handbook of Writing Research, Second Edition


Author: Charles A. MacArthur,Steve Graham,Jill Fitzgerald
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462529313
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 464
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The definitive reference in the field, this volume synthesizes current knowledge on writing development and instruction at all grade levels. Prominent scholars examine numerous facets of writing from sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, neuroscience, and new literacy/technological perspectives. The volume reviews the evidence base for widely used instructional approaches, including those targeting particular components of writing. Issues in teaching specific populations--including students with disabilities and English learners--are addressed. Innovative research methods and analytic tools are clearly explained, and key directions for future investigation identified. New to This Edition *Chapters on genre instruction, evaluation and revision, argumentative writing, computer-based instruction, and professional development. *Chapters on new literacies, out-of-school writing, translation, and self-regulation. *Many new topics and authors, including more international perspectives. *Multiple chapters connect research findings to the Common Core writing standards. See also the editors' Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition, an accessible course text and practitioner's guide.

Undergraduate Research for Student Engagement and Learning


Author: Joseph L. Murray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317432266
Category: Education
Page: 234
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There is growing interest in undergraduate research, given its benefits to students, faculty members, and the institution. For higher education scholars, faculty, and administrators, this book logically synthesizes the literature to demonstrate its impact on facilitation of learning and engagement and to chart a course for expanding and improving these opportunities. This book provides a comprehensive overview of undergraduate research as a "high-impact practice" in postsecondary education, from its theoretical underpinnings and research-base, to student participation and faculty incentives. This important resource offers analysis of the current state of undergraduate research, explores challenges and unresolved questions affecting undergraduate research, and provides implications for research and practice.

The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad

Higher Education and the Quest for Global Citizenship
Author: Ross Lewin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135852332
Category: Education
Page: 608
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Co-published with the Association for American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) If we are all becoming global citizens, what then are our civic responsibilities? Colleges and universities across the United States have responded to this question by making the development of global citizens part of their core mission. A key strategy for realizing this goal is study abroad. After all, there may be no better way for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to become effective change-agents in international contexts. The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad is a comprehensive survey of the field. Each chapter eloquently conveys an enthusiasm for study abroad alongside a critical assessment of the most up-to-date research, theory and practice. This contributed volume brings together expert academics, senior administrators, practitioners of study abroad, and policy makers from across the United States, Canada and other part of the world, who meticulously address the following questions: What do we mean by global citizenship and global competence? What are the philosophical, pedagogical and practical challenges facing institutions as they endeavor to create global citizens? How is study abroad and global citizenship compatible with the role of the academy? What are the institutional challenges to study abroad, including those related to ethics, infrastructure, finances, accessibility, and quality control? Which study abroad programs can be called successful? The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad is an indispensable reference volume for scholars, higher education faculty, study abroad professionals, policy makers, and the academic libraries that serve these audiences. It is also appropriate for a wide range of courses in Higher Education Master’s and Ph.D. Programs.

The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research

Success in and Beyond College
Author: Anne H. Charity Hudley,Cheryl L. Dickter,Hannah A. Franz
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807775827
Category: Study Aids
Page: N.A
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Despite all of the information that exists to encourage students to attend and do well in college, this is the first research-based guide that directly advises first- and second-year college students. With a focus on the needs and interests of students who are underrepresented in the academy (African American, Latinx, low-income, and first-generation students), this book will help all students take full advantage of the academic resources that the university setting has to offer. The authors introduce students to different types of research across the disciplines, showing them how to work with professors to build a course of study, how to integrate research work into coursework, and how to write and present research. This timely volume will also assist faculty, staff, and parents in providing the needed tools to promote student success. Book Features: Prepares students for the transition from high school to college with a focus on writing, time management, and research skills.Addresses the challenges that face high-achieving, underrepresented students.Empowers students to seek out resources and research opportunities to achieve their full academic potential.Includes models, approaches, student voices, and vignettes from the authors’ successful undergraduate research program. “A must read for every college student. This practical guide provides a roadmap for success as a researcher, a scholar, and a learner.” —Tia Brown McNair, Association of American Colleges & Universities “Faculty mentors and administrative leaders who aspire to be effective sponsors and supporters of students from diverse backgrounds should definitely acquire this resource.” —Elizabeth L. Ambos, Council on Undergraduate Research “What I love about this book is the broader, humanistic conversation about how pursuing research becomes a window into how one becomes a supremely informed and critical citizen.” —Armando Bengochea, director, Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

How to Do a Research Project

A Guide for Undergraduate Students
Author: Colin Robson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Limited
ISBN: 9781118691328
Category: Project method in teaching
Page: 176
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Written specifically to address the needs and concerns of the undergraduate, this tightly focused second edition guides students through the process of conducting and completing a research project. Friendly and accessible, this fully-updated second edition includes a number of accompanying student support materials to aid students further. Closely integrated sets of end-of-chapter tasks covering all aspects of research projects from design to completion, as well as suggested further reading, enhance each chapter. A wide range of additional helpful materials relevant to particular subject areas is also available on the accompanying website at www.wiley.com/college/robson. This textbook is an invaluable resource for students in a wide range of disciplines and fields of study, particularly those planning to use social research methods or to carry out a library-based study, for their undergraduate research project.

Getting In

The Insider's Guide to Finding the Perfect Undergraduate Research Experience
Author: David G. Oppenheimer,Paris H. Grey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692488348
Category:
Page: 177
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Whether you're premed, pregrad, preprofessional, undecided, or headed for the job market after graduation, undergrad research can help you define your career path and prepare for it. But research opportunities are highly competitive so where do you start and how do you find the perfect position? Getting In brings together the essential information you need with a no-nonsense approach that will save you time and frustration. Co-written by academic insiders, Getting is like having two mentors coach you through your search and keep you organized as you decide on which research positions to pursue, contact potential mentors, nail interviews, and ultimately choose a research experience.Getting In gives you the guidance you need including: * Creative search strategies * Mistakes to avoid during the search, application, and interview * How to approach a professor after lecture or during office hours * Email templates that get you noticed * Time-management strategies to maintain your academic/life balance * Tips to determine if you should accept or decline a research position * How to use your research experience to build habits for success in the lab, in college, and in lifeAdditional tips, tricks, and strategies for getting the most out your STEM undergrad research experience can be found at UndergradInTheLab.com at facebook.com/undergradinthelab and on Twitter at @youinthelab.D.G. Oppenheimer, Ph.D., is an associate professor of molecular and cellular biology at the University of Florida. P.H. Grey, B.A., is a molecular biology research scientist who started her research career as an undergraduate laboratory assistant. Together, they have over 46 years experience training, mentoring, and writing recommendation letters for undergrad researchers. They understand the challenges that students face when searching for a research experience and how to successfully navigate around them.

Handbook of Qualitative Research in Communication Disorders


Author: Martin J. Ball,Nicole Müller,Ryan L. Nelson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1134187556
Category: Psychology
Page: 392
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This volume provides a comprehensive and in-depth handbook of qualitative research in the field of communication disorders. It introduces and illustrates the wide range of qualitative paradigms that have been used in recent years to investigate various aspects of communication disorders. The first part of the Handbook introduces in some detail the concept of qualitative research and its application to communication disorders, and describes the main qualitative research approaches. The contributions are forward-looking rather than merely giving an overview of their topic. The second part illustrates these approaches through a series of case studies of different communication disorders using qualitative methods of research. This Handbook is an essential resource for senior undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and practitioners, in communication disorders and related fields.

A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students

English and American Literature
Author: Nancy L. Baker,Nancy Huling
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN: 9780873529242
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 96
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For nearly twenty-five years A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students has helped students avoid the pitfalls of conducting library research for term papers and theses. Updated and revised, the sixth edition shows undergraduates how to use their research time efficiently and how to locate and evaluate material available from electronic databases and the Internet.

The Palgrave Handbook of Experiential Learning in International Business


Author: V. Taras,M. Gonzalez-Perez
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113746772X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 900
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The Handbook of Experiential Learning In International Business is a one-stop source for international managers, business educators and trainers who seek to either select and use an existing experiential learning project, or develop new projects and exercises of this kind.