INR200 - Introduction to Research Methods

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Subject Title
Introduction to Research Methods

Subject Description
The overarching purpose of the INS capstone is to complete an independent research project that is original, systematic and clear. In doing so, you will contribute novel ideas and theories that advance your chosen field of research.In this course, students will learn and apply a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

Credit Status
Required course for students in the Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand the research process used to investigate problems across various disciplinary fields.
2. Critically evaluate published research studies to determine the accuracy, validity, generalizability and/or transferability of the research findings.
3. Identify and apply appropriate research methods and methodology for quantitative and qualitative research.
4. Describe and model the common techniques, instruments, statistics and analysis methods used in social research studies.
5. Identify and explain the ethical considerations related to research, particularly those involving human subjects.

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