LSP800 - Applied Research Project

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Subject Title
Applied Research Project

Subject Description
In this course, learners will develop a major research paper in their area of specialization. The learner begins the research process by utilizing research techniques and the thesis proposal developed in LSP700. The major research paper is completed through weekly class meetings, individual consultation with an advisor and independent research. The research paper forms a part of the learner's professional portfolio.

Credit Status
One liberal studies credit towards a degree program.

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

1. compile research data using various electronic and non-electronic sources on a chosen topic.
2. create a major research paper incorporating all required elements including appropriate documentation
3. accept responsibility for completion of a major research paper
4. demonstrate computer skills through the application of electronic research skills, statistical software and E-learning system software.
5. demonstrate effective participation in an E-learning environment

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.

    •  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.