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Title: PROTOCOL: A Scoping Review of Graduate Student Education, Curriculum Impact, and Interest in Interdisciplinary Research Training

Background: Alongside traditional graduate education practices, implementing curriculum focused on providing interdisciplinary research training to graduate students may help support their academic development. This additional educational focus can bolster graduate student understanding of methodological practices, develop alternative routes of thinking or approaching a problem/ issue/ topic, may assist in developing student professional socialization skills, and may positively impact student internal motivations, beliefs, and perceptions.

Methods: Our scoping review protocol was developed a priori utilizing the Joanna Briggs Institute guidance, by Peters et al., and supplemented by a scoping review conducted by Tricco et al. This study will utilize the University of Mississippi Libraries’ (UML) ‘One Search’ for all literature searches conducted under this protocol. Article searches will utilize a set list of search terms for information exploration. These terms will include ‘interdisciplinary,’ ‘graduate,’ ‘education,’ ‘higher education,’ ‘training,’ ‘research,’ ‘implementation,’ ‘successful,’ ‘unsuccessful,’ ‘motivation,’ ‘knowledge,’ and ‘interest.’ All searches will include the ‘interdisciplinary’ search term. All searches will use at least two additional search terms, added using ‘AND’ Boolean logic statements. Articles will meet the inclusion criteria if they are available as a full text, are peer reviewed, are published in a scholarly journal, are published in English, and were published between January 1st, 2000, and December 31st, 2020. All study designs will meet the inclusion criteria. Exclusion criteria will be met if an article is published in a language other than English. We will not be appraising the quality of included articles as recommended by Peters et al. and Tricco et al.

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