Journal article

Authentic research practices throughout the curriculum in undergraduate medical education: Student beliefs and perceptions

Mayke WC Vereijken, Roeland M Van der Rijst, Jan H Van Driel, Friedo W Dekker

Innovations in Education and Teaching International | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Opportunities for students to participate in research practices promote student beliefs about the relevance of research for later work practices. Yet engaging undergraduates in learning activities that mirror the way in which research is used in practice settings is not that straightforward. This longitudinal study aims to assess the influence of authentic research practices in the learning environment on medical undergraduates’ perceptions of research and their beliefs about the relevance of research. In total, 947 students completed the Student Perceptions of Research Integration Questionnaire. Our findings suggest that research practices promote student motivation for research and foster ..

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