Analysis of available literature on reform in undergraduate science courses has indicated a paucity of research on the topic. Of the literature reviewed from 2002 to the present (N = 79 articles, books, reports, or position statements), none of the studies could be described as experimental. The literature examined was categorized as: (a) program descriptions and general references, (b) case studies, (c) inquiry-based pedagogy, (d) surveys, and (e) achievement.
Of the 79 studies examined, 21 studies were selected for further review based on the following criteria: (1) the research was quasi-experimental, and/or (2) the study was an analysis of case studies on one of the emergent themes found in the examination of previous research literature on the reform effort: case studies, inquiry-based pedagogy, surveys, and achievement (with the exception of the literature categorized as program descriptions and general references.
Annotated bibliography (selected version) for research relating to the National Study of Education in Undergraduate Science.
NSEUS Data Collection Instruments
Description of data instruments currently in use in the National Study of Education in Undergraduate Science.