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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.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
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
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 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

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.

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.

Book Title:Research Methods: The Basics, 1st ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780415489911
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Walliman, Nicholas
Unit Cost:$84.00
 
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
ISBN:9780742564411
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Hartley & Walsh
Unit Cost:$71.94
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.