AbstractThis syllabus offers an alternative approach to teaching research methods for undergraduates. On one hand this course seeks to accomplish many traditional learning outcomes for a research methods course (e.g. understanding qualitative vs quantitative methods, ability to apply theory to method, ability to operationalize variables, increasing oral and...
- Subject Area(s):
- Research Methods
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- Class Level(s):
- College 300
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Usage NotesUsage notes in-full can be found in the Instructor Page included with this syllabus resource.
This syllabus is designed for a semester long course, meeting twice a week for 110 minutes each. However, it certainly could be adapted for other formats of sufficient duration.
The following 7 practices are what separate this approach from most...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will learn how to more discriminately consume and personally organize the steps towards producing original social science research, both qualitative and quantitative.
- Instructors will be offered seven learning-centered pedagogical practices useful for transforming a course commonly viewed with trepidation or boredom, into one that is engaging and less time-consuming- while equally as rigorous.
- A final research project proposal is the final evidence, in both written and presentation forms. This is an excellent link to a capstone project or senior thesis.
- Further, when the instructor is not buried in tedious grading there is less time-lag between performance and feedback, increasing feedback effectiveness.