Student research placements in field education: a systematic literature review

Student research placements in professional degrees are an opportunity to support the current Government agenda of  engagement and impact and fill the scarcity of placements. A systematic literature review was undertaken in order to explore the viability of, challenges of and insights about research placements. Peer-review English language literature published between 2008 and 2017 were included in the research. Findings highlight beneficial learning outcomes for students however little is known about how student research placements contribute to outcomes for organisations, supervisors and academics or the impact of the research. The discussion highlights the need to report on the Systematic of research placements to inform future practice. Moreover, it is important to establish student research placements systematically to ensure the viability of them.

This dataset consists of 8 files (PDF format) that support the systematic literature review as follows:

  • APPENDIX A - Full text screening tool
  • Appendix B Characteristics of studies. Variables include: author, year and country of origin; discipline, student level of education; industry partners in research collaboration; placement (duration, description, research activities); challenges of research placements; outcomes of research placement to students, organisation, university; research project completed or not, outcomes of research project
  • Appendix C Characteristics of research placements. Variables include: 1st author; student level of education; industry partners in the research collaboration; placement description (duration, description, research activities); challenges of research placements; enablers of research placements; outcomes of research placement to students, organisations, university; research projet completed or not, outcomes of research project
  • APPENDIX D Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) - 10 questions and hints to help complete e.g. Q1 Was there a clear statement of the aims of the research?
  • Figure 1 PRISMA Flowchart- shows identification, screening, eligibility and included
  • Search record document - includes details for Scopus, Informit, ERIC, Web of Science, Google Scholar, Cochrane, Academic OneFile, PROSPERO, CINAHL, Medline (OVID) searches
  • Full text screen reference table 5 Oct all combined - includes full text screening tool (also in Appendix A), joint screening table and reference list
  • Research PODs_Protocol  systematic literature reviews 27 8 2018_ final - review protocol
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    Student research placements in professional degrees are an opportunity to support the current Government agenda of  engagement and impact and fill the scarcity of placements. A systematic literature review was undertaken in order to explore the viability of, challenges of and insights about research placements. Peer-review English language literature published between 2008 and 2017 were included in the research. Findings highlight beneficial learning outcomes for students however little is known about how student research placements contribute to outcomes for organisations, supervisors and academics or the impact of the research. The discussion highlights the need to report on the Systematic of research placements to inform future practice. Moreover, it is important to establish student research placements systematically to ensure the viability of them.

    This dataset consists of 8 files (PDF format) that support the systematic literature review as follows:

    • APPENDIX A - Full text screening tool
    • Appendix B Characteristics of studies. Variables include: author, year and country of origin; discipline, student level of education; industry partners in research collaboration; placement (duration, description, research activities); challenges of research placements; outcomes of research placement to students, organisation, university; research project completed or not, outcomes of research project
    • Appendix C Characteristics of research placements. Variables include: 1st author; student level of education; industry partners in the research collaboration; placement description (duration, description, research activities); challenges of research placements; enablers of research placements; outcomes of research placement to students, organisations, university; research projet completed or not, outcomes of research project
    • APPENDIX D Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) - 10 questions and hints to help complete e.g. Q1 Was there a clear statement of the aims of the research?
    • Figure 1 PRISMA Flowchart- shows identification, screening, eligibility and included
    • Search record document - includes details for Scopus, Informit, ERIC, Web of Science, Google Scholar, Cochrane, Academic OneFile, PROSPERO, CINAHL, Medline (OVID) searches
    • Full text screen reference table 5 Oct all combined - includes full text screening tool (also in Appendix A), joint screening table and reference list
    • Research PODs_Protocol  systematic literature reviews 27 8 2018_ final - review protocol
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  • Data type dataset
  • Keywords
    • research
    • impact
    • work-integrated learning [WIL]
    • placement
    • field education
    • engagement
  • Funding source
  • Research grant(s)/Scheme name(s)
  • Research themes
    People and Societies in the Tropics
    FoR Codes (*)
    • 160799 - Social Work not elsewhere classified
    SEO Codes
    • 930102 - Learner and Learning Processes
    • 970113 - Expanding Knowledge in Education
    • 930203 - Teaching and Instruction Technologies
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    Temporal (time) coverage
  • Start Date 2008/01/01
  • End Date 2017/12/31
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    Spatial (location) coverage
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      Name Zuchowski, Ines, Heyeres, Marion, and Tsey, Komla (2020) Students in research placements as part of professional degrees: a systematic review. Australian Social Work, 73 (1). pp. 48-63.
    • URL https://doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2019.1649439
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      Name Zuchowski, Ines, Heyeres, Marion, and Tsey, Komla (2020) Students in research placements as part of professional degrees: a systematic review. Australian Social Work, 73 (1). pp. 48-63.
    • URL https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/57891/
    • Notes Green Open Access version available via ResearchOnline@JCU
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    Citation Zuchowski, Ines (2019): Student research placements in field education: a systematic literature review. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.25903/5cabebdd45ca5