Category Archives: Previous Issues

Long-Term Benefits of Undergraduate Research in Economics: A Dialogue, PURM 5.1

Oscar Flores, Ph.D., Minnesota State University Moorhead, US J. Hansen, Ph.D., Minnesota State University Moorhead, US Derek Hagen, CFA, CFP, CIPM, Marquette Asset Management, US Rachel Hettich, M.S. Chicago Mercantile Exchange, US While undergraduate research has been embraced in the … Continue reading

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Research Done Right: A Reflection of the Impact of Mentorship and Experiential Learning via the Public Relations Research Course, PURM 5.1

Shana Meganck, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, US Rowena Briones, Ph.D.,Virginia Commonwealth University, US Katharine Pyle, Virginia Commonwealth University, US In public relations, practitioners and clients alike always think that strategy is the most important part of the campaign planning process, … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research as a Pedagogical Tool in Business Education: The Lesson of “Doing Well and Doing Good,” PURM 5.1

Vicki L. Baker, Ph.D., Albion College, US “What should undergraduate business education provide for students?” This was a simple, yet important question posed by Anne Colby and Thomas Ehrlich (2011) in their book, Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education. The authors talked about … Continue reading

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Research, Parallel Process, and Hip-Hop: A Case of Mentoring Across Differences, PURM 5.1

Judy Esposito, Ph.D., Elon University, US Miles Williams, A.B., University of Chicago, US The research mentor-mentee relationship is often one of complication and struggle along with celebration and invigoration. Working together on a common project with mutually beneficial goals can … Continue reading

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Finding Patterns and Making Predictions: A Dialogue on Mentored Student Research and Engaged Learning Abroad, PURM 5.1

Anthony Hatcher, Ph.D., Elon University, US Mia Watkins, A.B., Elon University, US During the week of April 7-11, 2014, a team of five undergraduate researchers and two mentors from Elon University in Elon, N.C., traveled to Hong Kong to conduct … Continue reading

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Letter from the Guest Editor, PURM 5.1

The importance of undergraduate research has been embraced by virtually every disciplinary corner of the academy. While undergraduate research in professional schools represents one of the fastest growing areas (Shanahan, Liu, Manak, Miller, Tan, & Yu, 2015), numerous misconceptions still … Continue reading

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Simplify-Guide-Progress-Collaborate: A Model for Class-Based Undergraduate Research, PURM 4.1

Donald A. Saucier Ph.D., Kansas State University, US, Amanda L. Martens M.S., Kansas State University, US The first purpose of this article is to show how undergraduate research, independently designed and conducted by students, may be embedded in courses, even … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research: An Essential Piece for Underrepresented Students’ College Success, PURM 4.1

Yuleinys A. Castillo, Ph.D., Stephen F. Austin State University, US Antonio G. Estudillo, Ph.D., Monmouth University, US Undergraduate research continues to gain popularity and receive support from universities across the United States (Webber, Laird & BrckaLorenz, 2012). Its significance and … Continue reading

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Increasing the Participation of Historically Underrepresented Groups in Undergraduate Research using Federal Work-Study, PURM 4.1

Denise Wanda Nazaire, MS, George Mason University, US Dr. Bethany McKay Usher, Ph.D, George Mason University, US Undergraduate research is a high-impact practice (Kuh, 2008) defined by the Council on Undergraduate Research as “an inquiry or investigation conducted by an … Continue reading

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Seeing the Unseen: Lessons from a Case Study on Mentoring Underrepresented Students in Research, PURM 4.1

Estrella Ochoa, University of Arizona, US Laura Gail Lunsford, University of Arizona, US Cindy Elizabeth Chavarria Minera, University of Arizona, US Amanda Fosmire, University of Arizona, US Two demographic trends suggest changes may be needed in institutional procedures and faculty … Continue reading

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