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A Model for a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) in a Field Setting

    Authors: Seth K. Thompson1,*, Connor J. Neill1, Ellen Wiederhoeft1, Sehoya Cotner1
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    Affiliations: 1: Department of Biology Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. December 2016 vol. 17 no. 3 469-471. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v17i3.1142
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    Abstract:

    Engaging interested students in field-based research experiences is imperative for cultivating interest in field science and preparing students for a career in field-based science. Here we provide a framework for completing meaningful, authentic course-based research in a five-week field course. Student research outcomes and feedback suggest that a five-week course can provide students a significant research experience that not only develops student interest in pursuing field research, but also improvements in their science-process skills. By using this course-based model, we intend to make field-based research experiences accessible to a broader range of students, increasing the opportunities for all students to explore this dimension of scientific research.

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Abstract:

Engaging interested students in field-based research experiences is imperative for cultivating interest in field science and preparing students for a career in field-based science. Here we provide a framework for completing meaningful, authentic course-based research in a five-week field course. Student research outcomes and feedback suggest that a five-week course can provide students a significant research experience that not only develops student interest in pursuing field research, but also improvements in their science-process skills. By using this course-based model, we intend to make field-based research experiences accessible to a broader range of students, increasing the opportunities for all students to explore this dimension of scientific research.

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