Course Descriptions for the Computer & Information Systems Department

COIS6050 - Applied Research Strategies
Spring 2013

Applied Research Strategies in Communication and Information Science provides students with strategies for designing, conducting and evaluating research so that they can solve problems and recommend solutions pertaining to communication and information science. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to formulate research problems; plan studies; gather, organize, test, and interpret information; prepare research reports; and present findings and recommendations in professional contexts. Specific areas include qualitative and quantitative research, sampling, measurement techniques, data collection, observational methods, general principles of research design of laboratory and field studies, computer simulations and cross-cultural studies. Students use bibliographies and other print and computerized databases in conducting research. Throughout the course, students broaden and deepen their understanding of the relationship between research and theory.
3 Credits

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