Tentative case studies in disciplinary research process instruction
Developing students into skilled researchers begins by inviting them into our disciplines through a merging of content and process within long-term instruction. This involves helping students to understand the knowledge base, metanarrative and method found in each discipline. The chapter suggests ways of approaching instruction regarding these parameters within the humanities, social sciences, sciences and professional programs. Intentionally more suggestive than comprehensive, these suggestions can form the basis for a developed plan to make the teaching of research processes within the disciplines foundational to instruction.