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Supporting Undergraduate Research

This is a group intended for Teaching staff involved in supporting Undergraduate Research activities (projects and dissertations)

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Comment by Martin McAreavey on March 16, 2010 at 21:00
Hi Jo !

Thanks for bringing this to my attention - I've had a look at the programme and think it looks excellent (especially the first session ;)

Would it be a) possible and b) appropriate for me to bring along some undergraduates (2nd years starting their dissertations next Sept, but planning them now)? I'd really like to do so, as students from my neck of the woods (Blackburn) don't often get such opportunities. I think it would only be three or four maximum.

What do you think? I will be coming along for CPD and personal interest too.

Comment by Jo Wathan on March 16, 2010 at 16:50
Members of this group might be interested in the following free workshop: learning and teaching with real data - using quantitative microdata from the Economic and Social Data Service in teaching. 4 May 2010 Manchester. See
Comment by Mudassar Mahmood Ahmad on March 11, 2010 at 14:14
i set up a group in this connection here on methodspace. i mean reading non-sequentially for meaning making which an experience unlike the traditional text. text goes linear and sequential but hypertext goes multisequentially which is how our brain works.... so,,, great space for work..
Comment by Martin McAreavey on March 11, 2010 at 12:32
Hey Mudassar!

I haven't done any work personally on these topics. I'd be happy to hear your thoughts in terms of the relevance of hypertext reading, online reading and thinkaloud protocol to Undergraduate Research. Perhaps you could clarify what in particular you are looking for?
Comment by Mudassar Mahmood Ahmad on March 11, 2010 at 11:43
Hello Martin, any work on hypertext reading or online reading, thinkaloud protocol?
Comment by Martin McAreavey on January 19, 2010 at 15:32
My intention for this group is to provide a forum through which the research skills of undergraduates can be developed, enhanced and supported. The ability to explore research from philosophical, methodological, pedagogical and practical perspectives 'at a level appropriate to undergraduate study' will provide a valuable applied resource. Please use this forum to offer your ideas, to air your issues and to share good practice - because I will use it with my students!! As a result the world will stand a greater chance of being graced by graduates capable of conducting research projects of high calibre, valid focus and with effective outcomes. (well, I can hope, can't I??!)

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