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Title Understanding interventions that encourage minorities to pursue research careers [electronic resource] : summary of a workshop / Steven Olson and Adam P. Fagen ; Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 84 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The nature of the problem -- Examples of previous research -- The elements of effective research -- Developing a research agenda.
Summary Minority groups are severely underrepresented in the scientific workforce. To encourage minorities to pursue careers in research, a variety of "intervention programs" have been created at the pre-college, college, and graduate school levels. While there is a belief that these programs often achieve their goals, there is relatively little understanding of the factors that contribute to that success. The Division of Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health has established a grant program to support research to better understand the factors that contribute to the success of intervention programs. The MORE Division asked the National Academies to organize a workshop focusing on issues addressed by the grant program. This workshop summary presents examples of previous research on intervention programs, describes ways to formulate effective research questions and conduct research to identify the key elements that lead to successful intervention programs, and outlines ways to foster a community of researchers in this area.
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Subject Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Minorities in science -- United States.
Minorities -- Vocational guidance -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Computer network resources.
Electronic books.
Added Author Olson, Steve, 1956-
Fagen, Adam P.
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Life Sciences.
Other Form: Print version: Understanding interventions that encourage minorities to pursue research careers. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2007 0309112265 (DLC) 2009278847 (OCoLC)180691113
ISBN 9780309112277 (electronic bk.)
0309112273 (electronic bk.)