Senior Research, as practiced at the Wharton School, may be described as consisting of the accumulation, interpretation and marshaling of facts in some field of business learning by undergraduates during their senior year with a view to developing and presenting some worthwhile conclusion. The student's work, it should be added, is undertaken after he has completed his fundamentally basic courses, and is conducted throughout under the immediate personal guidance of an instructor engaged in the particular field to which the research topic relates.
Huebner, Solomon S. PhD, "Proceedings of the First Annual Conference of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce" (1926). Solomon S. Huebner Documents. 109.