This course engages students in the planning, conducting, reporting and evaluation of research. A survey of methods characteristic of the social and behavioral sciences is included, with emphasis on those most closely related to the study of communication and culture.
Leedy, Paul. D, and Ormrod, Jeanne E. (2001). Practical Research: Planning and Design. (7th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall.
This course helped me develop a critical mind while learning about research tools and design. The assignments helped me to better understand how to go about my Senior Capstone.
- Content Analysis is an assignment in which students had to gather media sources from both left-wing and right-wing media outlets and write an analysis of the content.
- Analyzing a Population is an assignment where I had to pick a selected segment of a population for analysis. This was related to the preparation of my (then) Senior Capstone.