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Variation in work structure in undergraduate research

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References: role of mentoring in undergraduate research

Aikens ML, Sadselia S, Watkins K, Evans M, Eby LT, Dolan EL. 2016. A social capital perspective on the mentoring of undergraduate life science researchers: An empirical study of undergraduate–postgraduate–faculty triads. CBE—Life Sciences Education 15(2), article 16.

Aikens ML, Robertson MM, Sadselia S, Watkins K, Evans M, Runyon CR, Eby LT, Dolan EL. 2017. Race and gender differences in undergraduate research mentoring structures and research outcomes. CBE—Life Sciences Education 16(2), article 34.

Estrada M, Woodcock A, Hernandez PR, Schultz WP. 2011. Toward a model of social influence that explains minority student integration into the scientific community. Journal of Educational Psychology 103: 206–222. doi: 10.1037/a0020743

Estrada M, Hernandez PR, Schultz PW, Herrera J. 2018. A longitudinal study of how quality mentorship and research experience integrate underrepresented minorities into STEM careers. CBE—Life Sciences Education 17 (art 9)

Hernandez PR, Estrada M, Woodcock A, Schultz PW. 2017. Protégé perceptions of high mentorship quality depend on shared values more than on demographic match. Journal of Experiential Education 85: 450–468.

Joshi M, Aikens ML, Dolan EL, 2019. Direct Ties to a Faculty Mentor Related to Positive Outcomes for Undergraduate Researchers, BioScience, Volume 69, Issue 5, May 2019, Pages 389–397,