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Entering Research: A Facilitator's Manual : Workshops for Students Beginning Research in Science - Janet L. Branchaw

Entering Research: A Facilitator's Manual

Workshops for Students Beginning Research in Science

Hardcover Published: 19th March 2010
ISBN: 9781429258579
Number Of Pages: 283

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As the world around us changes and information comes at warp speed, it is more important than ever to be quantitatively literate. Yet most U.S. students leave high school with quantitative skills far below what they need and what employers are seeking, and virtually every college finds that many students need remedial mathematics. Based on the latest educational research, Math & YOU helps students develop the quantitative skills needed to be successful in school and the workplace, using real data, problems based on everyday situations, and activities built around topics that are recognizable and relevant. With this approach, students become comfortable with quantitative ideas and proficient in applying them.ÿIn addition, to support the printed text, Math & YOU provides an online eBook accompanied by additional teaching aids, all part of a robust companion Web site.ÿHardcover edition available upon request. Ask your local W.H. Freeman representative.ÿMath & YOU HallmarksConfidence with Mathematics.ÿ One of the goals of the Math & YOU program is to help students become comfortable with quantitative ideas and proficient in applying them.ÿ Students routinely quantify, interpret, and check information such as comparing the total compensation of two job offers, or comparing and analyzing a budgetÿ
Cultural Appreciation.ÿ Math & YOU provides examples and exercises that help student to understand the nature of mathematics and its importance for comprehending issues in the public realm.ÿ ÿLogical Thinking.ÿ The Math & YOU program develops habits of inquiry, prepares students to look for appropriate information, and exposes them to arguments so that they can analyze and reason to get at the real issues.ÿMaking Decisions.ÿ One of the main threads of the Math & YOU program is to help students develop the habit of using mathematics to make decisions in everyday life.ÿ One of the goals of the text is for students to see that mathematics is a powerful tool for living.ÿMathematics in Context. The Math & YOU program helps students to learn to use mathematical tools in specific settings where the context provides meaning.ÿNumber Sense.ÿThe Math & YOU program begins with a chapter that reviews the meaning of numbers, estimation and measuring.ÿ Throughout the rest of the program students develop intuition, confidence, and common sense for employing numbers.ÿPractice Skills.ÿ Throughout the Math & YOU program students encounter quantitative problems that they are likely to encounter at home or work.ÿ This helps students become adept at using elementary mathematics in a wide variety of common situations.
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PART I ENTERING RESEARCH: SESSION BY SESSION Finding a Research Mentor Introduction to the Workshop Series and Finding a Research Mentor The Nature of Science Searching the Literature for Scientific Articles Reading Scientific Articles and Mentoring Styles Your Research Group's Focus Establishing Goals and Expectations with Your Mentor Who's Who in Your Research Group Documenting Your Research Defining Your Hypothesis or Research Question Designing Your Experiments Research Proposal Review Draft #1 Research Proposal Review Draft #2 Final Research Proposal Presentations Final Research Proposal Presentations (continued) PART II ENTERING RESEARCH: SESSION BY SESSION Introduction to the Workshop Series and Science Communication Research Project Outlines and Scientific Abstracts Research Project Outlines and Scientific Abstracts (continued) Science and Society Peer Review of General Public Abstracts Research Ethics Making Effective Scientific Presentations Research Careers Presentation Peer Review Draft #1 Presentation Outside Review Draft #2 Final Presentations The Future of Your Project: Funding/Grants Mini-Grant Proposal Peer Review 2 Research Experience Reflections and Celebration Appendix Facilitating, Not Teaching: Some Practical Tips Discussion Guidelines for Students Entering Research Part I Sample Syllabus Entering Research Part II Sample Syllabus Sample 10-Week Summer Syllabus Syllabi for Entering Research and Entering Mentoring in Parallel Sample One-Day Workshop Agenda

ISBN: 9781429258579
ISBN-10: 1429258578
Series: W.H. Freeman Scientific Teaching
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 283
Published: 19th March 2010
Publisher: W H FREEMAN & CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1

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