Heads for a fall

November 3, 2000

Students are confident about their abilities to comprehend what is involved in original research, according to a survey by Headfiller, a student website from Blackwells. But lecturers asked to comment on the survey said that many undergraduates had a lack of understanding about basic research methods.

Some lecturers believe that the structure of secondary education "discourages original thinking" and so inhibits research skills.

Details: www.headfiller.com

 

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