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RES480 - Research Methods

This research methods course examines the various components of the research process including the formulation of research questions or a research hypothesis; the review of the literature; qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research designs; research ethics; and data collection. The students learn how to effectively search online databases to find the literature relevant to their research topic and chose or design valid and reliable instruments when conducting research. In addition to examining ethical protocol in conducting research, the course explores various ways to collect data, and effective communication of research ideas. After learning about various research designs, students develop the elements of a research proposal, based on a problem relevant to their professional practice, a related literature review, and a description of the methodology appropriate to conduct the study.

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