Impacts of a Cross-Institutional Research Experience Workshop on Student Understanding of and Self-Efficacy for Research
There are many perceived benefits to undergraduate student research; however, students may not have a full understanding of the research process prior to engaging in a project. To help students gain an understanding of the research process, the Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance organizes a Cross-Institutional Research Experience (IBA-CURE) that brings students together to work on research skills and problems. In this presentation, we analyze the impact of an undergraduate research workshop on students’ understanding of academic research as well as the impact on their self-efficacy for conducting research through an analysis of the 2018 and 2019 IBA-CURE workshops. Students completed before and after surveys addressing their understanding of research and effective collaboration in conducting research, their perceived role in conducting research, and their perception of their own skills specific to biomathematics research. Here we discuss improvements in self-efficacy and shifts in perception of research.
Liesman, Sara, "Impacts of a Cross-Institutional Research Experience Workshop on Student Understanding of and Self-Efficacy for Research" (2020). Mathematics. 5.