Student Research: What Is It Good For?

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Science  31 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5535, pp. 1614-1615
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5535.1614

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More and more undergraduates are doing research in labs and out in the field. But what's the point? After decades of blind faith, educators are finally beginning to investigate what makes for a good research experience.