INR700 - Capstone Research Project II

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Subject Title
Capstone Research Project II

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 class, students will continue the work started in INR300: they will complete their Literature Review, develop and formalize their research method, and collect and organize data according to the tenets of their chosen methodology.

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. Complete a literature review that synthesizes the primary and secondary sources relevant to the capstone project.
2. Collect datum using the appropriate research methods and methodology.
3. Organize datum using the appropriate research methods and methodology.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of, and compliance with, ethical guidelines pertaining to the capstone project by completing Seneca College's Research Ethics Board (REB) application process (if necessary).
5. Complete a written review of the method and methodology employed in the capstone research project.


Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.