Undergraduate Project Work

Undergraduate Project


A study of the stages and processes involved in final year Undergraduate projects at the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom was conducted over two years.

The phases and the factors which influence them were identified in the first year of the investigation and this scheme for a project formed the framework for the following year. Both student and staff opinions, based on questionnaires and interviews, form the data on which discussion of the phases of a project is based.


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Harding, A G. 1973a. “The Objectives and Structures of Undergraduate Projects”. British Journal of Educational Technology, 4(2): 94–105.

Harding, A G. 1973b. “The Project: Its Place as a learning situation”. British Journal of Educational Technology, 4(3): 216–232.

Dowdeswell, W H and Harris, HOC. 1979. “‘Project Work in University Science’”. In Learning Strategies in University Science, McNally D M.Ed University College Cardiff Press.

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Harris, N DC and Smith, B. 1982. Undergraduate Project Work Part I: Report, Part II: Questionnaire Responses, Part III: Case Studies, University of Bath. Also in CORE 6 (2) Microfiche 7E10 to 10E7.

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