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Beginner Level
Approx. 9 hours to complete
English

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This course is part of the 100% online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from University of North Texas. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

The Process of Inquiry

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 30 min), 13 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Introduction to the Inquiry Process4m
What is Curiosity?4m
Intro to Readings for Week 12m
The Components of Inquiry Design3m
What is a Theory?2m
Using Inquiry as Professionals8m
13 readings
Course Syllabus 5m
Elements of Critical Thinking: An Overview - A Resource We Will Refer to in This Class10m
Study Tips for this Course 10m
Connecting UNT, Applied Arts and Sciences, and This Course 5m
Week 1 Overview10m
What is the Process of Inquiry?10m
Inquiry Approaches: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods10m
Glossary: The Process of Inquiry10m
Inquiry Components10m
Systematically Asking Questions10m
What is a Theory?10m
Glossary: Inquiry Terminology10m
Using Inquiry: An Interview with Dr. Krisstal Clayton10m
1 practice exercise
Process of Inquiry10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Conceptualize and Operationalize Research

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 16 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Conceptualize and Operationalize Inquiry Process1m
Interview with Dr. Keleher8m
8 readings
Week 2 Overview5m
Relationships Between Variables10m
Questions and Hypotheses10m
Conceptualization and Operationalization (Part 1 of 2)10m
Conceptualization and Operationalization (Part 2 of 2)10m
Glossary: Conceptualizing and Operationalizing Inquiry10m
Glossary: Inquiry Design10m
Using Inquiry: An Interview with Dr. Shannon Keleher10m
1 practice exercise
Conceptualize and Operationalize Research10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Background Research

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 13 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Intro to Readings for Week 31m
Interview with Dr. Simon8m
4 readings
Week 3 Overview5m
Review of the Background Literature and Writing10m
Glossary: Background Research10m
Using Inquiry: An Interview with Dr. Jason Simon10m
1 practice exercise
Literature Review10m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Importance of Sampling and Ethical Issues in Research

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 17 min), 13 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Intro to Readings for Week 43m
Interview with Dr. Cooley9m
13 readings
Week 4 Overview5m
Sampling10m
Basic Statistics Concepts10m
Reliability and Validity10m
Creating a Representative Sample10m
Glossary: Importance of Sampling5m
Ethical Issues Overview10m
Voluntary Participation10m
No Harm to Participants10m
More Ethical Issues10m
Proposals10m
Glossary: Ethical Issues5m
Using Inquiry: An Interview with Dr. Jason Cooley10m
1 practice exercise
Sampling and Ethical Issues in Research10m

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