Course Code: SSGS300 Course ID: 4890 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course provides basic research methods skills for addressing problems and issues specific to the programs within the School of Security and Global Studies. The course covers four basic approaches to social research including experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data. Students will gain foundational knowledge in research planning, design, methodology, data collection, and analysis. This course prepares students to carry out research at the undergraduate level.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|02/22/21 - 07/30/21||08/02/21 - 09/26/21||Summer 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|04/26/21 - 10/01/21||10/04/21 - 11/28/21||Fall 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/21/21 - 10/29/21||11/01/21 - 12/26/21||Fall 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/28/21 - 12/03/21||12/06/21 - 01/30/22||Fall 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to
CO1: Explain why a consumer of research should understand various research methods.
CO2: Evaluate recently published peer-reviewed scholarly articles in terms of conducting a literature review to support a research proposal.
CO3: Differentiate between qualitative, quantitative and mixed method approaches to research.
CO4: Produce an abstract and research proposal introduction.
CO5: Describe the differences between a null hypothesis and an alternative hypothesis.
CO6: Examine different types of research instrument validity and reliability measures.
CO7: Critique scholarly research content within an annotated bibliography.
CO8: Produce an academic research proposal based on a thorough analysis of a current issue in the social sciences reflecting the need for further study and demonstrating a well thought out research design.
Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.
Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.
Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.
|Working Title||10.00 %|
|Week 2 Working Title||10.00 %|
|Annotated Bibliography||15.00 %|
|Week 3 Annotated Bibliography||15.00 %|
|Rough Draft||15.00 %|
|Week 5 Rough Draft||15.00 %|
|Term Project||50.00 %|
|Week 7 Research Proposal (Term Project)||50.00 %|
|Forum Questions and Responses (weeks 1-8)||9.00 %|
|Wk 1 Forum||1.13 %|
|Wk 2 Forum||1.13 %|
|Wk 3 Forum||1.13 %|
|Wk 4 Forum||1.13 %|
|Wk 5 Forum||1.13 %|
|Wk 6 Forum||1.13 %|
|Wk 7 Forum||1.13 %|
|Wk 8 Forum||1.13 %|
Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.
|Book Title:||Research Methods: The Basics, 1st ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Book Title:||To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
|Book Title:||Research Methods in Criminal Justices and Criminology: An Interdisciplinary Approach- e-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Author:||Hartley & Walsh|
Not current for future courses.