LSP700 - Applied Research Methodology

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Subject Title
Applied Research Methodology

Subject Description
In this course, learners develop their research skills through learning to conduct electronic and non-electronic searches. Learners practice summarizing, paraphrasing, analyzing and synthesizing information. Intellectual property issues are covered. The main focus of this course is to develop a thesis proposal on an issue related to their area of specialization in preparation for Applied Research Project. Accepted thesis proposals are implemented in Applied Research Project.

Credit Status
One General Education credit towards a degree program.

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

1. Complete an electronic information search using a standard search engine.
2. Apply research techniques to locate information current to business issues from newspapers, magazines and other print media.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of research techniques through the collection, summarization and synthesis of information from electronic and non-electronic sources.
4. Produce a research paper using standard format
5. Demonstrate, through the creation of an outline, understanding of the elements of a formal report
6. Produce a research thesis proposal using standard format
7. Demonstrate computer skills through the completion of facilitated lab exercises.

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
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