Some Research Ideas
Teaching Research Strategies: Research Exercises
My approach at Grinnell used 3 research exercises of 2 questions each, and this approach yielded
about twice the business for librarians for this course during the semester
considerably greater follow-up business for librarians for other courses in both the same semester and in later semesters
Would similar results be found in other tutorial sections at Grinnell or at other institutions?
While 3 research exercises reflects a intuitive compromise of time versus results, would a better compromise include 2, 4, or more research exercise sets?
Does quality of student work improve if weekly assignments or lab writeups are cut in half, with each half due every 3-4 days?
Are the results different in courses for beginning students versus courses for junior/senior majors?
How can we measure the value-added component of education provided by a school?
Question asked by school accreditation teams
If a school has good students and the school does not interfere, then the students are likely to do fine on their own.
Can one assess the effect the school has in education?
created September 2, 2003
last revised September 3, 2003