bscom324 | undergraduate
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Surveys, Experiments, Ethnography and Observation
- Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative methods
- Articulate strengths and limitations of various research designs.
- Demonstrate how research design and research questions relate.
- Interpret qualitative and quantitative research results.
- Compare specific research methods such as surveys, experiments, ethnography, and observation.
Writing and Presenting Research, Consulting and Writing, and Final Presentations
- Apply best practices to presentations.
- Generate a professional research report.
Content Analysis and Rhetorical and Critical Analyses
- Compare research methods.
- Address research questions and hypotheses using content analysis.
- Conduct a research study.
Measurement, Statistics and Sampling
- Evaluate the validity of conclusions presented in research reports.
- Explain basic descriptive and inferential statistics.
- Explain the concepts of reliability and validity and how they are assessed.
- Develop research studies using relevant and credible databases, research, and theory.
Research Methods Overview, Ethics and Bibliographic Research
- Explain how personal biases and ethical responsibilities may shape aspects of communication research.
- Differentiate between empirical, rhetorical, critical, and interpretive approaches to research.
- Formulate testable research hypotheses.
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