ES 558: Research Seminar

2012-02-13 -

Research Symposium Meeting Date Changed.

Synonym:

81483 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Rachel Thiet

Credits:

3

Seats:

18

Semester:

Spring 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 1/12 - 5/3 (5:00PM-7:59PM)
Sat 4/14 (9:00AM-2:59PM)

Description:

Competency Areas: Students who entered Fall 2010 and later: Methods or elective
This seminar is designed for students who are doing a Masters Thesis or Masters Project; it is not designed to support the CSI.

This course will prepare students for their Master's thesis or project requirement by taking them through the steps of proposal conceptualization and development. Through reading, writing, discussions, and presentations, students will learn how to select and develop a research topic, improve their ability to successfully access and review relevant research and theory, understand the strengths of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research, develop reasonable and testable hypotheses where appropriate, design appropriate methods for conducting research, and establish the necessary professional and academic relationships to support their work. The emphasis in this course is on quantitative life sciences research, and attendance at the Saturday, April 14, ES Student Research Symposium is mandatory.