This is an online repository of undergraduate students’ capstone research projects from SOCIOL1104 Higher Education: Institutions, Inequalities and Controversies and the forthcoming GENED1039 taught by Manja Klemenčič, Lecturer in Sociology at Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Under the instructor's supervision, students undertook the research project during a semester-long course. Students are invited to submit their final paper to the online repository after they obtained their grade.

The purpose of this repository is to inform and inspire undergraduate research into higher education, to inform Harvard community of the findings of student research to influence changes in policy and practices, and to showcase research-based teaching and learning in Social Sciences at Harvard College. 

Check also SOCIOL1130 Scalar book "Students in Service at Harvard" with multimedia chapters on action research projects related to student service and leadership roles at Harvard: http://studentpower.fas.harvard.edu/works/studentpower/index .


The papers displayed here are part of course research projects and involve data collection activities for educational purposes that do not require IRB review and oversight because the intent is to teach methods, not to contribute to generalizable knowledge. The data presented here is not to be used beyond the classroom, for example for scholarly publication or use for future research.