This course builds upon knowledge and skills students have acquired in an undergraduate research methods course. Students will read and analyze current research that incorporates various data collection methods and utilizes both simple and sophisticated statistical analysis. Students will choose a topic of interest to them from their field and write a research proposal that includes a brief literature review, statement of research problem, research questions and hypotheses, study design, data collection plan, and dissemination plan. Students will also complete an on-line approved ethics training course that meets the criteria for the Sage IRB.
Graduate St,ing; undergraduate social science research course