May 28, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CA 226 - Communication Research Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with both qualitative and quantitative research methods employed in interpersonal, organizational and mass communication studies. The primary goal is to provide students with the hands-on experience of creating all aspects of an empirical study including literature review, conceptualization, methodology, data collection, data analysis, and results writing. After editing, the group study will be submitted to several journals with the aim of publication.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • define and differentiate the major research paradigms;
  • delineate the relationship between theory and research;
  • employ independent and dependent variables in valid research designs;
  • define the parts of professional journal articles and their functions;
  • employ and interpret basic statistical processes; and
  • design and execute field research.

F/S (S)