Course Description

LIS 9004L-650 (Summer 2020)   Research Methods and Statistics

Instructor: Y. Chen

Course Description
This course provides an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods. Topics covered include: the research process from finding a researchable question through data gathering and analysis to dissemination of results; qualities of well-designed research; ethical considerations in research; and basic concepts and techniques in qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9004L-650 (Summer 2020)
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:

1. respond to change in a spirit of intellectual inquiry, forming sound opinions based on critical analysis of valid and reliable data (Program-level learning outcomes 2, 9);
2. identify needs of particular user groups (Program-level learning outcomes 6, 7, 8);
3. evaluate research from this and other disciplines and apply basic principles and techniques of research to problem-solving and planning in library and information fields (Program-level learning outcomes 1, 2, 6, 7);
4. engage in critical analysis of principles and techniques of research in LIS (Program-level learning outcomes 1, 2)

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives