Undergraduate research: a case study

Hermannus Koppelman, Elisabeth M.A.G. van Dijk, Gerrit van der Hoeven

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    Abstract

    This paper describes a one semester research course for undergraduates of computing programs. Students formulate a research proposal, conduct research and write a full paper. They present the results at a one-day student conference. On the one hand we offer the students a lot of structure and support; on the other hand an important feature of the course is that they are in control of their own research. A key aspect of the pedagogical approach is that the students are supervised in small teams by experienced staff. The results of evaluations show that the students are positive about the course. One of the main findings is that they feel well prepared to conduct research in the graduate program.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th annual joint conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education, ITiCSE 2011
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages288-292
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0697-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
    Event16th Annual Joint Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE 2011 - Darmstadt, Germany
    Duration: 27 Jun 201129 Jun 2011
    Conference number: 16

    Conference

    Conference16th Annual Joint Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE 2011
    Abbreviated titleITiCSE
    CountryGermany
    CityDarmstadt
    Period27/06/1129/06/11

    Keywords

    • METIS-285241
    • EWI-21405
    • Undergraduate research
    • IR-79618

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    Koppelman, H., van Dijk, E. M. A. G., & van der Hoeven, G. (2011). Undergraduate research: a case study. In Proceedings of the 16th annual joint conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education, ITiCSE 2011 (pp. 288-292). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/1999747.1999828