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Handbook for Research in Cooperative Education and Internships

Edited by: Patricia L. Linn , Adam Howard , Eric Miller

Print publication date:  September  2003
Online publication date:  October  2003

Print ISBN: 9780805841206
eBook ISBN: 9781410609434
Adobe ISBN: 9781135638146

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This Handbook is designed to help cooperative education and internship professionals and employers design, carry out, and disseminate quality research and evaluation studies of work-based education. It offers examples of current, leading-edge studies about work-based education, but with a practical twist: The chapter authors frame their studies within a specific key research design issue, including finding a starting point and a theoretical framework; fitting research into one's busy practitioner workload; deciding on particular data-gathering methods and an overall methodological approach; integrating qualitative and quantitative methodologies; and disseminating results. Also addressed are questions and concerns that are relevant throughout the course of a research project: the use of theory in research; the role and relationship of program assessment to research; and ethical considerations in research.

By combining descriptions of exemplary research and evaluation studies with practical advice from top researchers in the field, this volume is a useful tool for educators and employers who are designing and carrying out their own studies, as well as a resource for what current research is discovering and affirming about the field itself. Educators from other fields, such as study abroad and service-learning will also find this book an indispensable reference in conducting research on experiential learning and teaching.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Cooperative Education and Internships at the Threshold of the Twenty-First Century Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Theories About Learning and Development in Cooperative Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Getting Started and Achieving Buy-In:Co-op Education Is Continuous,Contextualized Learning Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Identifying Resources: Ethics in Cooperative Education  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Researching in Cooperative Education: How a Practitioner Met the Challenge Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Data: A Lifespan Study of Cooperative Education Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Choosing a Research Instrument:Investigating the Benefits of Cooperative Education Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Analyzing Data With Statistics:Business Internship Effects on Postgraduate Employment Download PDF
Chapter  9:  How to Measure Complex Learning Processes: The Nature of Learning in Cooperative Education  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Correlation Analysis in a Natural Experiment Design: Seeking the Opportune Grade Point Average Cutoff for Internships Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Issues in Case Study Methodology:Examining the Influences of Class Status on Cooperative Education Experiences Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Considering the Needs of Different Stakeholders:The Impact of Co-op Job Quality on Post-Graduation Earnings Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Program Evaluation in a Business Environment: An Employer’s Journey With Cooperative Education Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Dissemination of Research to Reform Practice:Fishing (and Lawyering) to Learn Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Writing for Publication: Preparation of the Research Report Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Using Theory in Research I: Understanding the Learning Experience in Structured Internships in Construction Engineering Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Using Theory in Research II:Atypical Cross-Cultural Experiences That Lead to Growth Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Program Assessment I: A Focused Approach to Measuring Learning Outcomes Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Program Assessment II: Cooperative Education Objectives Nestled in ABET EC2000 Criterion 3: a-k Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Ethical Issues in Experimental and Qualitative Research Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Implications for Research and Practice Download PDF
Subject Index Download PDF
Author Index Download PDF
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