Introduction to Research Methods
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
IntroductionCommunication Research is an examination of the differing approaches to research, methods of framing communication research questions in science & industry, & techniques for gathering, organising & interpreting observations. Students engage in a semester-long hands-on project that applies concepts & practices used in the research process covered in the lectures. Upon completion of the subject, students will have both the literacy to understand research & the skills necessary to undertake research projects.Learning Objectives1. Students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the principles of qualitative and quantitative research methodology and apply theory to practical research projects.
2. Students will be able to deal with research problems, time management and decision making.
3. Students will develop practical data collection and analytical skills and will design a complete, professional research report.
4. Students will have an advanced understanding of social and ethical obligations in academic and corporate research environments.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.