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Fundamental Principles Of Sound Research

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This course surveys a broad range of quantitative and qualitative research methods to prepare learners to apply them to resolving a variety of researchable problems. Topics include an overview of the research process, developing problem statements, framing research questions, conducting a literature review (with an emphasis on reading and evaluating existing research), and ethical research. Competencies: Differentiate between the epistemology and ontology of quantitative and qualitative inquiry. Identify deductive and inductive research paradigms. Differentiate between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method studies. Explain the nature of measurement in qualitative and quantitative research. Discuss the importance of concepts of methodological rigor and validity. Evaluate published quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research studies. Summarize the literature review process, purpose, and significance. Recognize ethical and social justice issues associated with human subjects research. Evaluate and identify theoretical/conceptual frameworks for applicability in designing a study.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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    Fundamentals of Research

    • Competency B: Identify deductive and inductive research paradigms. [Wk 1]
    • Competency F: Evaluate published quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research studies. [Wk 1]
    • Competency H: Recognize ethical and social justice issues associated with human subjects research. [Wk 1]
    • Competency I: Evaluate and identify theoretical/conceptual frameworks for applicability in designing a study. [WK 1]
    • Competency G: Summarize the literature review process, purpose, and significance. [Wk 1]
    • Competency C: Differentiate between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method studies. [Wk 1]
    • Competency D: Explain the nature of measurement in qualitative and quantitative research. [Wk 1]
    • Competency E: Discuss the importance of concepts of methodological rigor and validity. [Wk 1]
    • Competency A: Develop an understanding of epistemology and ontology of quantitative and qualitative inquiry. [Wk 1]

    Reviewing Literature

    • Competency F: Evaluate published quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research studies. [Wk 3]
    • Competency H: Recognize ethical and social justice issues associated with human subjects research. [Wk 3]
    • Competency A: Develop an understanding of epistemology and ontology of quantitative and qualitative inquiry. [Wk 3]
    • Competency B: Identify deductive and inductive research paradigms. [Wk 3]
    • Competency C: Differentiate between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method studies. [Wk 3]
    • Competency D: Explain the nature of measurement in qualitative and quantitative research. [Wk 3]
    • Competency E: Discuss the importance of concepts of methodological rigor and validity. [Wk 3]
    • Competency G: Summarize the literature review process, purpose, and significance. [Wk 3]
    • Competency I: Evaluate and identify theoretical/conceptual frameworks for applicability in designing a study. [WK 3]

    Overview of Quantitative Research Methods

    • Competency F: Evaluate published quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research studies. [Wk 6]
    • Competency C: Differentiate between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method studies. [Wk 6]
    • Competency D: Explain the nature of measurement in qualitative and quantitative research. [Wk 6]
    • Competency E: Discuss the importance of concepts of methodological rigor and validity. [Wk 6]
    • Competency H: Recognize ethical and social justice issues associated with human subjects research. [Wk 6]
    • Competency I: Evaluate and identify theoretical/conceptual frameworks for applicability in designing a study. [WK 6]
    • Competency A: Develop an understanding of epistemology and ontology of quantitative and qualitative inquiry. [Wk 6]
    • Competency B: Identify deductive and inductive research paradigms. [Wk 6]
    • Competency G: Summarize the literature review process, purpose, and significance. [Wk 6]

    The Research Process II

    • Competency C: Differentiate between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method studies. [Wk 5]
    • Competency D: Explain the nature of measurement in qualitative and quantitative research. [Wk 5]
    • Competency E: Discuss the importance of concepts of methodological rigor and validity. [Wk 5]
    • Competency F: Evaluate published quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research studies. [Wk 5]
    • Competency G: Summarize the literature review process, purpose, and significance. [Wk 5]
    • Competency A: Develop an understanding of epistemology and ontology of quantitative and qualitative inquiry. [Wk 5]
    • Competency B: Identify deductive and inductive research paradigms. [Wk 5]
    • Competency H: Recognize ethical and social justice issues associated with human subjects research. [Wk 5]
    • Competency I: Evaluate and identify theoretical/conceptual frameworks for applicability in designing a study. [WK 5]

    Overview of Qualitative Research Methods

    • Competency A: Develop an understanding of epistemology and ontology of quantitative and qualitative inquiry. [Wk 7]
    • Competency B: Identify deductive and inductive research paradigms. [Wk 7]
    • Competency C: Differentiate between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method studies. [Wk 7]
    • Competency D: Explain the nature of measurement in qualitative and quantitative research. [Wk 7]
    • Competency E: Discuss the importance of concepts of methodological rigor and validity. [Wk 7]
    • Competency F: Evaluate published quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research studies. [Wk 7]
    • Competency G: Summarize the literature review process, purpose, and significance. [Wk 7]
    • Competency H: Recognize ethical and social justice issues associated with human subjects research. [Wk 7]
    • Competency I: Evaluate and identify theoretical/conceptual frameworks for applicability in designing a study. [WK 7]

    Ethical Behavior in Research

    • Competency D: Explain the nature of measurement in qualitative and quantitative research. [Wk 8]
    • Competency E: Discuss the importance of concepts of methodological rigor and validity. [Wk 8]
    • Competency F: Evaluate published quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research studies. [Wk 8]
    • Competency G: Summarize the literature review process, purpose, and significance. [Wk 8]
    • Competency C: Differentiate between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method studies. [Wk 8]
    • Competency H: Recognize ethical and social justice issues associated with human subjects research. [Wk 8]
    • Competency I: Evaluate and identify theoretical/conceptual frameworks for applicability in designing a study. [WK 8]
    • Competency A: Develop an understanding of epistemology and ontology of quantitative and qualitative inquiry. [Wk 8]
    • Competency B: Identify deductive and inductive research paradigms. [Wk 8]

    Foundations of Research

    • Competency H: Recognize ethical and social justice issues associated with human subjects research. [Wk 2]
    • Competency C: Differentiate between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method studies. [Wk 2]
    • Competency D: Explain the nature of measurement in qualitative and quantitative research. [Wk 2]
    • Competency E: Discuss the importance of concepts of methodological rigor and validity. [Wk 2]
    • Competency F: Evaluate published quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research studies. [Wk 2]
    • Competency G: Summarize the literature review process, purpose, and significance. [Wk 2]
    • Competency I: Evaluate and identify theoretical/conceptual frameworks for applicability in designing a study. [WK 2]
    • Competency A: Develop an understanding of epistemology and ontology of quantitative and qualitative inquiry. [Wk 2]
    • Competency B: Identify deductive and inductive research paradigms. [Wk 2]

    The Research Process I

    • Competency A: Develop an understanding of epistemology and ontology of quantitative and qualitative inquiry. [Wk 4]
    • Competency B: Identify deductive and inductive research paradigms. [Wk 4]
    • Competency C: Differentiate between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method studies. [Wk 4]
    • Competency D: Explain the nature of measurement in qualitative and quantitative research. [Wk 4]
    • Competency E: Discuss the importance of concepts of methodological rigor and validity. [Wk 4]
    • Competency F: Evaluate published quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research studies. [Wk 4]
    • Competency G: Summarize the literature review process, purpose, and significance. [Wk 4]
    • Competency H: Recognize ethical and social justice issues associated with human subjects research. [Wk 4]
    • Competency I: Evaluate and identify theoretical/conceptual frameworks for applicability in designing a study. [WK 4]
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