26 Course Objectives, Student Learning Outcomes, Assessment


This course is designed to enable students to:

  1. identify and discuss the role and importance of research in the social sciences.
  2. identify and discuss the issues and concepts salient to the research process.
  3. identify and discuss the complex issues inherent in selecting a research problem, selecting an appropriate research design, and implementing a research project.
  4. identify and discuss the concepts and procedures of sampling, data collection, analysis and reporting.
Student Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. explain key research concepts and issues
  2. read, comprehend, and explain research articles in their academic discipline.
Learning Assessment:
  • SLO #1 is assessed via student-led discussions of the textbook in Modules 1 through 5.
  • SLO #2 is assessed via student led discussions of the 5 research designs presented in the Research Portfolio.


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