The Continuing Search to Find a More Effective and Less Intimidating Way to Teach Research Methods in Higher Education

Bell, Robin (2016) The Continuing Search to Find a More Effective and Less Intimidating Way to Teach Research Methods in Higher Education.

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Official URL: 10.1080/14703297.2014.956780

Abstract

Existing literature examining the teaching of research methods highlights difficulties students face when developing research competencies. Studies of student-centered teaching approaches have found increased student performance and improved confidence in undertaking research projects. To develop a student-centered approach, it could be beneficial to teach students through active participation, with the development of their research agendas as the basis for progression. To develop this goal, the research methods module for graduate students at a UK business school was restructured into a two-week block utilizing a student-centered approach. The performance of the students was then compared to the performance of students who undertook the same course material presented in a traditional semester-long module and the results were then statistically analyzed. The results of this study provide new and interesting evidence of increased student achievement and understanding through the new format and provide new avenues for future research.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: L Education (General), LB2300 Higher Education
Members: University of Worcester
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 13:16
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 13:16
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/13734

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