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Creating Quality Undergraduate Research Programs in Economics: How, When, Where (and Why)


Stephen B. DeLoach


Elon University

Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore


Randolph College - Department of Economics

Mary O. Borg


University of North Florida

June 22, 2011


Abstract:     
For decades, economics has been relatively slow to adopt it as pedagogy. We argue for the development of comprehensive UR programs that not only require capstone research experiences, but integrate the development of foundational research skills throughout the curriculum. Fundamentally, there is a hierarchy whereby students learn basic research skills in lower-level courses, develop ability integrating content knowledge and research skills in upper-levels, and produce independent or collaborative research projects in later semesters. Successful UR programs depend on understanding this developmental model, integrating it into the curriculum, and taking advantage of resources to support it. To facilitate such improvements, we make six recommendations for departments to consider when building or strengthening their UR environment.

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Date posted: July 2, 2011  

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DeLoach, Stephen B. and Perry-Sizemore, Elizabeth and Borg, Mary O., Creating Quality Undergraduate Research Programs in Economics: How, When, Where (and Why) (June 22, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1875768 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1875768

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Stephen B. DeLoach (Contact Author)
Elon University ( email )
Department of Economics
Campus Box 2075
Elon, NC 27244
United States
336-278-5943 (Phone)
336-278-5952 (Fax)
Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore
Randolph College - Department of Economics ( email )
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503
United States
434-947-8504 (Phone)
Mary O. Borg
University of North Florida ( email )
4567 St. Johns Bluff Road, South
Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645
United States
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