RES 531 Research Methods
This course covers research methodology and writing using the APA (American Psychological Association) manual for format and style. It encompasses an organized approach to research planning and writing by which students build on the final document through writing incrementally each week and by so doing, learn the important components that go into a properly written APA paper. An understanding of qualitative and quantitative measures is also covered as the student is to be able to understand the nature of such measures and the differences they entail. Students are required to complete a minimum of a 20 page APA formatted research paper. Written and oral skills will be demonstrated throughout the class and at a presentation of the final paper.