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|COMM 266 - RESEARCH WRITING METHODS|
Sophisticated communication professionals need to understand how to create and evaluate knowledge. This course is designed to improve critical thinking and writing skills. The course will also focus on how we know what we know and what methods are best used to answer different kinds of communication questions. Toward that end, the course introduces students to the logic of systematic investigation and to research methods common to the field of communication. Topics include: (1) how to select and develop the research topic; (2) how to formulate, evaluate and revise thesis statements; (3) how to locate, evaluate, and correctly document appropriate sources for research; (4) conduct focus groups, interviews, surveys, and ethnographic research; and (5) how to craft a range of written materials including grant proposals and research projects. These research and writing skills will serve all communication professionals, regardless of their disciplinary focus.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar, Studio