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Approaches to Research: Quantitative/Qualitative II


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Course level: Graduate

Students will critically evaluate the two research topics that were developed into draft concept papers during RES/750. Students will determine which topics have the best viability for further study and will continue to refine them. Advanced qualitative and quantitative issues and approaches such as phenomenology, grounded theory, and critical theory will be examined. Competency A: Demonstrate an advanced understanding of quantitative and qualitative research designs. Competency B: Evaluate proposed research topics for effectiveness and feasibility. Competency C: Justify the research method and design proposed for realizing the study's purpose. Competency D: Explain how the proposed study will contribute substantively to the I-O psychology literature. Competency E: Integrate and synthesize literature related to the proposed research topic. Competency F: Demonstrate the best practices of scholarly writing and the correct application of APA style.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Quantitative Research Design

Qualitative Research Design

Mixed Method Designs

Evaluating Research for Effectiveness and Feasibility

Contribution to the Literature

Reviewing Relevant Scholarship

Critically Evaluating the Concept Paper

Putting it All Together


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