Research Methods for Thesis Students   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

FO 659 - Research Methods for Thesis Students

This course provides thesis students with a more applied version of FO 614  - Research Methods. There is a greater focus on experimental design and data collection techniques. Additionally, students are provided with an introduction to data analysis using the SPSS statistics program, which will carry over into FO 629   - Statistics. In addition to the activities described in FO 614 , the student in this class develops theories and hypotheses specific to her/his thesis topic in an effort to refine the research question. The student should have by the conclusion of the course a focused thesis topic. (3 credits)