It is evident that developing undergraduate research experiences is crucial for improving students’ learning. In information systems (IS), opportunities available to undergraduate students are mostly limited to honor theses and independent projects. Integrating research components in the IS curriculum can ensure a consistent and sustainable research engagement model for undergraduate IS students. This study aims to explore the different components of two undergraduate research courses in IS, how these components align to various research and teaching approaches, and how they can be easily integrated into other IS courses. We use a multiple-case study design and analyze the case studies drawing on Healey and Jenkins’ model (2009) of teaching and research alignment. We map the course components to four categories: research-led, research-oriented, research-based or research-tutored. We then discuss recommended integrations of the extracted components into several IS courses and provide examples.
Moussawi, Sara and Vatanasakdakul, Savanid Nui, "FOR THE MANY NOT THE FEW: MOVING TOWARDS A WIDER STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS" (2021). Proceedings of the 2021 AIS SIGED International Conference on Information Systems Education and Research. 12.