RES 531-Research Methods

This course covers research methodology and writing using the APA(American Psychological Association) manual for format and style. Itencompasses an organized approach to research planning andwriting by which students build on the final document through writingincrementally each week and by so doing, learn the importantcomponents that go into a properly written APA paper. Anunderstanding of qualitative and quantitative measures is alsocovered as the student is to be able to understand the nature of suchmeasures and the differences they entail. Students are required tocomplete a minimum of a 20 page APA formatted research paper.Written and oral skills will be demonstrated throughout the class andat a presentation of the final paper.