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Course Details

Course Code: EVSP601 Course ID: 4929 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course prepares the student to understand materials and issues associated with but not limited to the scientific method, research design, and qualitative and statistical analysis of data. This course is intended to guide the student through selection of a suitable topic for the capstone project or thesis. Once an approved topic is selected, the student will prepare a formal proposal to be used in the capstone course.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • LO-1 Demonstrate the use of selected research methods and tools in researching a given course topic.
  • LO-2 Evaluate the usefulness of various research approaches.
  • LO-3 Apply the scientific method to the investigation of a research question or hypothesis.
  • LO-4 Produce a literature review.
  • LO-5 Formulate new research questions, using scientific data, reason and persuasion in a logical argument.
  • LO-6 Produce a capstone proposal.
NameGrade %
Discussions 24.00 %
Week 1: Introductions and Topic Interests 3.00 %
Week 2: Topic Ideas 3.00 %
Week 3: Annotating Research: Beyond Summary 3.00 %
Week 4: Data Analysis 3.00 %
Week 5: Peer Review 3.00 %
Week 6: Obstacles and Challenges 3.00 %
Week 7: Science Advocacy 3.00 %
Week 8: Presenting the Capstone Proposal 3.00 %
Preparation Assignments 15.00 %
Research Journal 5.00 %
Application of the Scientific Method 5.00 %
Evaluation of Methods 5.00 %
Literature Review 11.00 %
Literature Review 11.00 %
Capstone Proposal 40.00 %
Capstone Proposal 40.00 %
Proposal Presentation 10.00 %
Oral Defense 10.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • LO-1 Demonstrate the use of selected research methods and tools in researching a given course topic.
  • LO-2 Evaluate the usefulness of various research approaches.
  • LO-3 Apply the scientific method to the investigation of a research question or hypothesis.
  • LO-4 Produce a literature review.
  • LO-5 Formulate new research questions, using scientific data, reason and persuasion in a logical argument.
  • LO-6 Produce a capstone proposal.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author: No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.