Wondering if many psych depts’ idea of having students carry out an entire research project in 1 term isn’t a symptom of our QRPs. If we accepted how hard it is to get even 1 part of our research process right, would we ever dream of asking a trainee to do all parts in 15 weeks?
By prioritizing giving students experience with every part of the process over explaining the importance of doing each part right even if it’s slow, aren’t we setting them up to see problematic practices as ok, maybe even necessary?
Do other sciences think they have to give all undergrads hands on experience with the whole research process? Isn’t it ok to admit that this isn’t a realistic goal at scale, that most science majors won’t be able to carry out a research project from beginning to end?
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