San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.608.1 - 25.608.14
Experience Teaching a Graduate Research Methods CourseThe Research Methods course is designed for dual-degree mechanical engineering studentswishing to change from a non-thesis, course only, Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineeringprogram to a research-based Bachelor of Science/ Master of Science program where a thesis isrequired. The course covers research tools that these students will need including: conductingreviews of technical papers, annotating technical papers, conducting a literature search, creatingbibliographical citations, interviewing prospective faculty thesis advisors, ethics in engineeringresearch, understanding the societal context of their research, and communicating researchresults, among others. After interviewing faculty, students decide on a thesis advisor and topicarea. The main deliverable of the course is a preliminary thesis proposal consisting of anabstract, literature search, statement of work, and a timeline to complete their program. Theevolution and development of the course, and experiences with students will be discussed in thispaper, along with recommendations for individuals wishing to try such a course format.
Walter, W. W. (2012, June), Experience Teaching a Graduate Research Methods Course Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/21365
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