Graduate versus undergraduate scholarship: Research acquisition and dissemination.
Journal/Book: Journal of Music Therapy. 1984; 21: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. National Association for Music Therapy 8455 Colesville Rd., Suite 930 20910 Silver Spring, Maryland USA. 170-176.
Abstract: The present study attempted to compare the research prowess of undergraduate and graduate students while controlling traditional contingencies (i.e., grades). Seventytwo subjects representing graduates and undergraduates participated in the study. All subjects were enrolled in one of two sections of a course designed to increase sophistication in and practical application of experimental research. Graduates and undergraduates used the same syllabus and progressed through the same materials. Evaluation instruments selected for use as dependent measures were (a) Assessment of Research Knowledge and (b) and experimental analysis of information found in the Chronicle of higher Education and The National Enquirer. Data indicated that on the examination covering research concepts and terminology, the undergraduates differed significantly from graduates. Analysis of scores over transfer analysis indicated that both groups' scores were high but did not evidence significant differences.
Keyword(s): research, undergraduate-students, graduate-students, abilities, experimental-research, music-therapy.