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Developing cross disciplinary skills through an undergraduate research project

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  • Mehlhorn, Joey
  • Roberts, Jason
  • Cain, Amanda
  • Parrott, Scott D.

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Undergraduate students can benefit from a research experience with a faculty mentor. Students perceived the research project and faculty mentorship as more beneficial than directed coursework. Mentoring is key to enhancing undergraduate research experiences, but the impact on time should be considered. Linkages between coursework and application should also be considered.

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  • Mehlhorn, Joey & Roberts, Jason & Cain, Amanda & Parrott, Scott D., 2012. "Developing cross disciplinary skills through an undergraduate research project," 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama 119556, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
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    Keywords

    student mentor; undergraduate research; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession; Q1;

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    • Q1 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture

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