Course-based Research on Students’ Own Institution Introduces Historical Inquiry
Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly
This article examines the merits of course-based institutional research as a means of familiarizing undergraduate students with historical research methods and recounts the use of this approach in a course on higher education in the United States. The primary assignment in the course was a report on an aspect of the university's institutional history chosen by the student. The final report, which was based on a combination of primary and secondary sources, marked the culmination of a series of assignments designed to familiarize the student with various methods of historical inquiry. Evaluative data revealed a high level of student satisfaction with gains made in understanding of research methods, as well as mastery of factual course content.
Murray, Joseph L.. "Course-based Research on Students’ Own Institution Introduces Historical Inquiry." Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly (2014) : 30-36.