Foundations of Research
A course which provides students with a basic foundation in qualitative and quantitative research methods. It is a conceptual introduction to research methods and terminology, and is the first of three required courses that prepare students to complete the project or thesis requirement. Course content includes an introduction to: research and the nature of data, qualitative and quantitative assumptions, research design, sampling, data collection, data analysis, ethical issues in the treatment of human subjects, writing a literature review, the use of an appropriate style manual, and scholarly writing. Required core course.