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Collection: Faculty Working Papers  
Title Doing Publishable Research with Undergraduate Students
Author Fenn, Aju J.
Johnson, Daniel K. N.
Smith, Mark Griffin
Stimpert, J. L.
Type of Resource text
Digital Origin born digital
Date Created 2008-02
Abstract This paper considers the challenges associated with conducting research with undergraduates – limited time and resources, limited skills, the tedious nature of data gathering, etc.. We discuss four models of effective research approaches. One is Aju Fenn’s which is to identify a topic and a workable approach, such as competitive balance in sports, and apply it in different contexts – football, basketball, soccer, etc. with different students working on different sports. This model is also successful because much data on both inputs and performance is collected in sports and is readily available from non-propriety sources. The Dan Johnson Model is to develop a huge data set, in this case patents, and then set students to work on problems involving some aspect of the data set while asking them develop one part of the data set through their research. The Smith Model which is to divide a related problem into distinct parts and have students work on each part. Smith discusses this approach on research on recreation values for the Arkansas River a quantitative problem while Stimpert shows its application to a qualitative problem, the role of corporate boards.
Keywords student research
senior thesis
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the author for permission to publish.
Note (admin) Acquired as PDF from Colorado College Department of Economics and Business. Converted to PDF/A1.b using Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Local Identifier 2008-03
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2612
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