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MCMM 2113

This course provides students with an introduction to the basic research issues and processes needed to utilize both quantitative and qualitative methodologies appropriate for mass communuation student who are taking their first research course in research methods.

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A student who has not successfully passed the prerequistes with a grade of a C or better cannot take this class unless the instructor grants the student permission to take the course. Such permission may be considered in an instance where a student is in his or her final semester at the university and needs the two courses in order to satisfy graduation requirements. In instances where there are red flags that indicate a student may struggle to master the learning outcomes for the course, the instructor may require the student to take tutorials or another support class, in order to help the student improve his or her writing and critical thinking skills.

Pedagogical Approach

The professor will provide resources for the students in order to exceed and understand the importance of this course.

Learning Outcomes

It creates an environment designed to train students how to do scholarly work and offer well infromed research conclusions.

Assessment

Demonstrate a working knowledge of common research methods in mass communication and the ability to use critical thinking skills to assess the strengths and weaknesses and assumptions of those common research methods used to conduct research identify and propose reasonable solutions to ethical dilemmas related to human research in mass communication Produce and present a "publishable" or graduate school entrance research paper. illustrate the professionalism expected in the discipline, which involves active engagement in the learning process.

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