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Employing a Growth Mind-set Intervention in a Graduate-Level Statistics Course: Merging Research With Teaching

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By: Jeremiah D. Williams, Michelle S. Livings, Robyn J. Cathey & Betty Sao-Hou Lai Published: 2018 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2
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Educators share the goals of closing achievement gaps and improving academic outcomes. Research conducted in a classroom setting may help identify problematic content and serve as a guide for implementing more effective and appropriate pedagogy. In addition, employing students to help instructors coordinate these studies can also serve as a learning experience for developing researchers. By examining a growth mind-set intervention that was recently implemented in a graduate-level biostatistics course, this case study highlights strategies and challenges associated with conducting research in a classroom and merging research with teaching. Study development, research considerations, lessons learned, and study limitations are discussed in depth to provide a resource for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning about the use of in-class interventions in research methodology.

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