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Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (to 2011)
The Behavioral Research Supervisory System (BRSS) is a class designed to assist undergraduate and master students in completing a thesis project in a timely manner. Prior to beginning this project, undergraduate students were not utilizing the thesis manual for the class effectively and master students did not have an effective tool to grade the quality of their undergraduate thesis students’ work. Therefore, the ultimate goal of this thesis project is to create a better manual for undergraduate students to reference while working on their thesis projects and to provide a systematic grading system for their graduate student supervisors. A pre-manual survey was distributed to both undergraduate and graduate students to determine the major disconnects associated with the previous thesis manual. These disconnects showed that we needed to increase the use of the manual, organize the manual for easy accessibility, and give master students an effective tool to reliably grade the quality of their undergraduate thesis students’ work. In order to solve these problems, job aids were created to assist undergraduate students in the completion of their weekly thesis writing assignments and to give master students an effective tool to grade the quality of these weekly assignments. These job aids were compiled into a new thesis manual and this new manual was implemented at the beginning of the Fall 2013 semester. Finally, a post-manual survey showed that the new thesis manual was effective at solving the major disconnects from the previous thesis manual.
Strong, William, "OBM Thesis Project: Composing an Undergraduate Thesis Manual" (2013). Honors Theses. 2366.
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