Written for diverse academic audience, this text serves as a handbook for professors, instructors, and advisors who oversee data collection by undergraduate students for the purpose of writing a research report. Section One provides background information concerning today's diverse undergraduate student population and the increasing emphasis placed on research in the college classroom and field settings. Section Two presents strategies for enhancing the research writing skills of undergraduate students. Finally, Section Three examines specific research contexts, including service learning projects, science lab/ fieldwork, internships, portfolios, and visual arts inquiry. Adult educational theory is woven throughout the text, along with international perspectives.AutorentextFaith Agostinone-Wilson is associate professor of education at Aurora University. She is the author of Dialectical Research Methods in the Classical Marxist Tradition and Marxism and Education beyond Identity: Sexuality and Schooling and has been published in several journals and edited books. A member of the Rouge Forum educational collective, Faith lives in Waukegan, Illinois. Her research interests include education policy, copyleft movement, sexuality, and counter-hegemonic research methodologies.
Jeff Thomas works in Northwest Washington where he serves as a high school English teacher and as an instructor for the University of Washington. In 2011, he received his National Boards of Teaching Certification, and has since served with AP and College Board in test development and assessment. He has a BA from Aurora University, an MA from Fuller Theological Seminary, and has worked as a writer and editor for Random House. Inhalt Introduction Jeff Thomas Section One: Undergraduates and Research Pedagogy Chapter One: Today's Undergraduate Student: Implications for Teaching Research Faith Agostinone-Wilson Chapter Two: Political Contexts for Undergraduate Research Pedagogies Faith Agostinone-Wilson Chapter Three: Economic Contexts for Undergraduate Research Pedagogies Faith Agostinone-Wilson Chapter Four: Academic and Social Contexts for Undergraduate Research Pedagogies Faith Agostinone-Wilson Chapter Five: Engaging Undergraduate Students in the Study of Research Methodology Christina M. Bruhn and Jeffrey J. Bulanda Chapter Six: Integrating Research Projects into Content-Based Instruction: Variations and Resources Sara Johnson Section Two: Providing Writing Guidance Chapter Seven: Successful Critical Writing for Undergraduates: A Practical Approach through Scaffolding Pam Goble Chapter Eight: Narrative Inquiry as an Undergraduate Research Experience Joan Flynn Fee Chapter Nine: Introducing Undergrads to Research Writing: Experiential Approaches Meredith Harvey Section Three: Specific Research Contexts Chapter Ten: Overcoming Challenges in Field Research for Non-Science Majors Richard Boniak Chapter Eleven: Measuring the Impact of Service Learning Projects Christopher Wells Chapter Twelve: Where's Larry? or Adventures with Undergraduates in the Field Gerald Waite Chapter Thirteen: Visualizing Data in Educational Research: Issues, Methods, and Resources Sheri R. Klein Conclusion Jeff Thomas About the Editors About the Contributors