Undergraduate research experience as preparation for graduate school
Graduate students learn to be sociologists in part by doing research. Many undergraduate institutions whose roles have been primarily defined by teaching have inadequately addressed the need of their students to obtain research experience. When such opportunities are available, and when they are properly structured and coordinated with the undergraduate curriculum, advantages accrue to both students and the profession. This paper examines curricular and extracurricular ways to strengthen undergraduate research opportunities as preparation for graduate school. It is suggested that such preparation is also beneficial to many students who do not go on to graduate school.
School of Social Work
Hartmann, David J. "Undergraduate research experience as preparation for graduate school." The American Sociologist 21, no. 2 (1990): 179-188.
The American Sociologist