Course discipline: General Research
Lecture/Lab/Rep hours/week: 2 X 1 hour 40 minutes/ 50 minutes recitation
Semester/year offered: Fall/all years
Students will learn how to plan and design a research project, including identifying a research problem and sub-problems, conducting a literature review, determining a methodology for answering the questions presented, and developing hypotheses regarding the expected results.
During the course students will develop four types of skills:
- develop a structured, scientific mode of intellectual organization
- understand and utilize the resources available for conducting research
- learn the patterns of organization and citation that are accepted within the relevant scientific community
- abide by principles of academic integrity.
After completing this course, students should be able to: conduct independent research, conduct literature review, read and analyze scientific literature.
The course will cover the following topics:
- Research question
- Research methodology
- Literature review
- Data needed and means to obtain it
- Qualifications of the researcher