University of North Texas
Research Design: Inquiry and Discovery
University of North Texas

Research Design: Inquiry and Discovery

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Susan Watson

Instructor: Susan Watson


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There are 4 modules in this course

This module will focus on the process of inquiry and how that will be used as a systematic model in seeking answers and solving problems. Next, we turn to components essential to each of the inquiry approaches.

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7 videos14 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this module, we will consider how to develop questions or hypotheses. This process begins with conceptualization or the mental process where fuzzy and imprecise concepts are made more specific and precise.

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3 videos8 readings1 quiz

In this module, we will look at the essential components of a literature review. The purpose is both to gain a good understanding of the main sources of information concerning a particular topic or question and to clarify our inquiry objective, hypothesis and/or research question.

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3 videos4 readings1 quiz1 peer review

This module will explore the importance of reliability and validity. We will also focus on ethical issues encountered with research.

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3 videos13 readings1 quiz


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Susan Watson
University of North Texas
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