ES 727: Research Strategy I

2012-06-08 -

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Synonym:

83938 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Beth Kaplin

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Summer 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 6/23 - 6/26 (2:00PM-5:59PM)
Wed 6/27 (8:00AM-11:59AM)
Thu 6/28 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Fri 6/29 (8:00AM-11:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Research Strategies and Learning Domains
Restricted to Ph.D. II students.

The Research Strategies course is divided into two parts, a summer course (Research Strategies I) and a fall course (Research Strategies II). Graduates of our program will be able to create new knowledge and understanding through the process of research and inquiry. This course helps students develop the skills needed to achieve this goal. The emphasis during this summer semester course is on positivist research and quantitative approaches to research: how to develop hypotheses, evaluation of research designs, sampling approaches, introductory statistics, and validity. In this summer class we focus on positivist research studies with either quantitative or qualitative data. Applications will come from both the social and natural sciences. Attention will be given to defining variables, designing experiments, and interpreting statistical analyses. Additional contact hours will be met by a final class project designed to be completed on-line.