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I Have to Take This Psychology Stuff with Research Too – Really?!

, , Helena College University of Montana, Helena, MT, United States

IJAVET Volume 4, Number 3, ISSN 1947-8607 Publisher: IGI Global


The excitement was palpable as the day had finally come – Research Day! Introduction to Psychology students in a community college who were earning vocational and transfer degrees had become fledging researchers, exuberant to share their knowledge with peers, instructors, their families and community members. Students presented their research using mediums of traditional posters and or interactive, digital versions. The teaching leading up to research day included group activities to enhance persistence in learning and a sense of community. The purpose of this study was to assess students’ perceptions of research through a pre/post survey with three variables: interest in psychology, academic efficacy and project based learning /group work. Assessment measurements revealed changes among students indicating increased academic commitment through the lens of research.


Lovell, E. & Karr, E. (2013). I Have to Take This Psychology Stuff with Research Too – Really?!. International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 4(3), 13-24. IGI Global. Retrieved January 27, 2020 from .