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Research Across the Curriculum: Teaching Undergraduates to Complete a Good Senior Capstone Paper


Gregory Lilly


Elon University

Thomas Klick Tiemann


Elon University

August 21, 2006


Abstract:     
Despite the urging of the profession to include a capstone experience in the undergraduate economic major, little has appeared in the literature about such courses. Additionally, though changes in computing have made it possible for undergraduates to complete reasonable professional-style research, a natural capstone experience, little has been written about teaching undergraduates to complete research at that level. At our small university, we have discovered that a successful capstone research project requires teaching students the rhetoric of economic research as well as economics and econometrics. We have also discovered that the complexity of completing that task requires more than one semester for most students. We describe our curriculum, our method of assessment, and some evidence that our students have improved as the curriculum has evolved.

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JEL Classification: A22

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Date posted: August 22, 2006  

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Lilly, Gregory and Tiemann, Thomas Klick, Research Across the Curriculum: Teaching Undergraduates to Complete a Good Senior Capstone Paper (August 21, 2006). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=925728 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.925728

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Gregory Lilly
Elon University ( email )
Campus Box 2075
Elon, NC 27244
United States
Thomas Klick Tiemann (Contact Author)
Elon University ( email )
Campus Box 2075
Elon, NC 27244
United States
2336-278-5957 (Phone)
336-2785952 (Fax)
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