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dc.contributor.advisorAdair, Tamarah
dc.contributor.authorMinick, Josephine
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-23T20:04:04Z
dc.date.available2017-05-23T20:04:04Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.date.issued2017-05-23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9936
dc.description.abstractDue to inherent shortcomings in the traditional laboratory structure, inquiry-based laboratories have increasingly been adopted to increase student engagement in science and provide an early research experience. At Baylor University, a new inquiry-based introductory biology laboratory, the Ciliate Investigative Learning Initiative Classroom-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CILI-CURE), has been designed to address these learning goals. In this study, the first group of student outcomes from this initiative are evaluated by the Test of Scientific Literacy Skills, Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience Survey, and the Baylor Course Evaluation. Statistical analyses indicate significant gains in students’ skills in data analysis, accessing primary literature, identifying the validity of scientific arguments, collecting data, and learning laboratory techniques. While supporting the concept that inquiry-based courses improve students’ perception of science, thus providing an improved way to teach the process of science, these outcomes also indicate areas for improvement in qualitative skills.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectScience Education.en_US
dc.subjectBiology Education.en_US
dc.subjectBiology.en_US
dc.subjectMicrobiology.en_US
dc.subjectCiliates.en_US
dc.subjectSoil Ciliates.en_US
dc.subjectInquiry-Based Education.en_US
dc.subjectClassroom-Based Undergraduate Research Experience.en_US
dc.subjectCURE.en_US
dc.titleIntroduction and Initial Analysis of the Ciliate Investigative Learning Initiative Classroom-Based Undergraduate Research Experienceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 8/20/19.
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US


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