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(PhD) Research Methods

Fall 2014 PHD Course

B9508-001: (PhD) Research Methods

W - Full Term, 03:30PM to 06:30PM
Location: URI 329

Instructor: Eric Abrahamson

This course is designed to introduce PhD students to issues in research design and the philosophy of science. The primary course emphasis is on conceptualization of the research process, understanding empirical research designs and strategies and understanding the practical implications of scientific research. By the end of the course, students should be able to plan a complete program of research (from framing the research question and developing hypotheses to collecting and analyzing data) as well as to critique research done by others.