IDIS 120

  • The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of research design. This overview consists of understanding the preliminary considerations that go into selecting a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research design. These include knowing the definition of these different approaches, considering philosophical worldviews, reviewing the literature, understanding the use of theory, anticipating ethical issues, and developing writing strategies. The course will include the process of research as it relates to each approach. This process includes writing an introduction, specifying a purpose statement, and developing research questions and/or hypotheses. This course will also discuss the methods and procedures for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies. Grades S/U.
    2 semester credits

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