Research in aviation fields has become increasingly important to institutions and their faculties. Expectations to conduct such research have escalated, with tenure and employment decisions often hanging on evidence of research skill and advanced educational attainment. Considering the importance of research to aviation higher education, this study investigated how research skills are conveyed to undergraduate and graduate aviation students. Further, the subjects and methods of instruction were evaluated. This inquiry was guided by content analysis. To bolster the findings of this study, a series of interviews with program directors and faculty teaching research courses were conducted to explore faculty perceptions of research education as well the as strengths and weaknesses of such education and the students enrolled in research courses.
Ison, David C.
"Teaching the Next Generation of Researchers: An Inquiry into Aviation Research Education,"
Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.7771/2159-6670.1174