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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160609
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Undergraduate Students as Research Assistants: Why and How
Abstract:
Undergraduate Students as Research Assistants: Why and How
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Moch, Susan, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Title:Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 105 Garfield Avenue, Box 4004, 279 Nursing - UWEC, Eau Claire, WI, 54702-4004, USA
Contact Telephone:715.836.4889
Many researchers do not employ undergraduate research assistants to assist with research. Yet, many researchers are employed in institutions that do not have doctoral or masters students readily available as research assistants. Employing undergraduate nursing students can be a very effective means for increasing the time that busy faculty members engage in research. Thirteen years of experience with undergraduate research assistants has provided great insight into the process of working with undergraduate students in an effective manner. This presentation will describe why it is important to employ undergraduate students in research. In addition, successful strategies for working with undergraduate students in research will be identified. If not engaged in research, most students do not envision themselves as future researchers and/or professors. Because of the predicted professor shortage and the limited diversity within nursing faculties, mentoring through undergraduate research is essential. Also, through learning about research through participation, students can become very interested in evidence-based practice. Undergraduate research assistants can also be important spokespeople for generating enthusiasm for research in an undergraduate program. Some effective means for working with undergraduate students in research include having institutional support, employing teams of students, identifying specific tasks for each student and providing for a division of labor within the team. It is also important to help the student identify his or her own learning needs and to identify cost effective means for faculty involvement in providing some emotional and instrumental support for the student. Through this presentation, both the role of the faculty member in working with an undergraduate research assistant and the student perspective on involvement in research will be shared.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUndergraduate Students as Research Assistants: Why and Howen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160609-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Undergraduate Students as Research Assistants: Why and How</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Moch, Susan, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 105 Garfield Avenue, Box 4004, 279 Nursing - UWEC, Eau Claire, WI, 54702-4004, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">715.836.4889</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">smoch@uwec.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Many researchers do not employ undergraduate research assistants to assist with research. Yet, many researchers are employed in institutions that do not have doctoral or masters students readily available as research assistants. Employing undergraduate nursing students can be a very effective means for increasing the time that busy faculty members engage in research. Thirteen years of experience with undergraduate research assistants has provided great insight into the process of working with undergraduate students in an effective manner. This presentation will describe why it is important to employ undergraduate students in research. In addition, successful strategies for working with undergraduate students in research will be identified. If not engaged in research, most students do not envision themselves as future researchers and/or professors. Because of the predicted professor shortage and the limited diversity within nursing faculties, mentoring through undergraduate research is essential. Also, through learning about research through participation, students can become very interested in evidence-based practice. Undergraduate research assistants can also be important spokespeople for generating enthusiasm for research in an undergraduate program. Some effective means for working with undergraduate students in research include having institutional support, employing teams of students, identifying specific tasks for each student and providing for a division of labor within the team. It is also important to help the student identify his or her own learning needs and to identify cost effective means for faculty involvement in providing some emotional and instrumental support for the student. Through this presentation, both the role of the faculty member in working with an undergraduate research assistant and the student perspective on involvement in research will be shared.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:06:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:06:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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