THE METHOD DEVELOPMENT TO COORDINATE STUDENT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH WHILE PURSUING A BACHELORS AND A MASTERS DEGREE
Ruslan Bazhenov1*, Irina Ledovskikh2, Irina Altukhova3, Vasilii Masyagin4, Tatiana Gorbunova5 and Marina Popova6
1Assoc. Prof. Dr., Sholom-Aleichem Priamursky State University, Russia, email@example.com
2Assoc. Prof. Dr., Pacific National University, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
3Assoc. Prof. Dr., Far-East Institute of Management, Branch of RANEPA, Russia, email@example.com
4Assoc. Prof. Dr., Omsk State Technical University, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
5Assoc. Prof. Dr., Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Russia, email@example.com
6Assoc. Prof. Dr., Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
At present, scientific research practices is one of the most important components for graduate training at university, and is also one of the constituents of the whole training process. Therefore, learning activities should be arranged so that students could have not only proficiencies in their major, but also move forward with independent search for new skills, perfect research methods, learn about nonroutine techniques of solving scientific problems, learn to analyze various data flows. The problem concerns the fact that most students are not active enough to be involved in such kind of activities. In this case an educator’s role is to motivate students by organizing scientific research with them. The aim of the research is to develop and test the methodology for managing and structuring of student scientific research while pursuing a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. The pedagogical experiment was conducted from 2014 to 2018 and took place at Sholom-Aleichem Priamursky State University, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk State Agrarian University, Far East Institute of Management (Branch of RANEPA), Omsk State Technical University, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University, and Pacific National University. 162 students and 45 lecturers participated in it. The authors developed such components as the online course The Basic Scientific Research; the method of involving students in scientific research; practical topics to put into the full course content; the online course on teaching lecturers to the methodology offered. In the course The Basic Scientific Research learners are taught to the issues of scientific knowledge methodology, a choice of a trend and stages of scientific research, methods of scientific research and registration of scientific results, writing an application style for a grant. Students complete a not complicated research project; publish the results in an article for a proper journal guided by an instructor. The lecturers of subject oriented department attracted students to scientific research through the organization of research projects in their majors, the presentation of their results at various conferences, in scientific journals and the encouragement by adding number of points in a student rating system. Within the course methodology, lecturers included topics in preparing the review of scientific articles on current field-oriented research, the databases Scopus, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, eLibrary operation, reviewing scientific papers. The authors used the original questionnaire to clarify student attitude toward scientific research practices. According to the survey, it was found out that completion curriculum interests of students were focused more on scientific research in their future career. The proposed organization methods made it possible for students to publish more than 400 scholarly articles and win 19 grants to carry out research of various levels. One-third of the participants in the experiment used to get a notable semester scholarship for scientific research regularly. They took part and won competitions for the President of the Russian Federation grants and the Government of the RF. The completed research projects were applied to various contests to compete and won prize-places. The methodology that has been developed for arranging scientific research with students can be scaled and used at universities.
Keywords: active learning, research-based learning, student scientific research, theoretical scientific research, research project.
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