Introduction to Research Methods - RES 301

Introduction to Research Methods
General Education
Course Number
RES 301


This course provides an overview of how the research process works. Students will learn primary, secondary, and tertiary study approaches, including case-series, cross-sectional surveys, case-control studies, cohort studies, experimental studies, qualitative studies, and correlational studies. Students will also learn the procedures used for data collection, management, and analysis and gain an understanding of the ethical standards applied to human health research. Lastly, students will learn the skills to formulate a research question;  locate, interpret, evaluate, and use published literature; and write an academic research paper.

Learning Outcomes

Identify and describe the steps of the research process
Compare and contrast primary, secondary, and tertiary study approaches
Explain how to plan a research project using appropriate research methods and following ethical procedures
Apply data collection, management, and analysis techniques
Formulate a research question and conduct a literature review
Write a properly formatted academic research paper


Required Materials & Textbooks:

The Required Materials cost (Course Pack) —including standard shipping within the United States— is $130. This includes:

•    Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115

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Total Course Price: $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $130 Course Pack + $88.95 Textbook = $1,193.95

* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students


Last updated 7/22/18

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