91-581 Research Methods I

This course introduces students to both quantitative and qualitative research methods useful for academic and professional inquiry. Additionally, the course examines strengths and major criticisms of methodologies drawn from both the qualitative and quantitative traditions. The course also focuses on identifying the types of methodologies best suited for investigating different types of problems and questions. The course will provide students with the knowledge of how to develop research questions and design research proposals for the initial preparation for embarking on a new research project.