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COM 311 - Communication Research Methods

(3 units) CO12
Investigation of research methods in social science research. Emphasis on quantitative and qualitative methods in communication research.

Prerequisite(s): COM 113 ; COM 212 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. define concepts and terms associated with social scientific research in communication studies.
2. identify and explain the different methodologies and methods utilized in the research process.
3. apply steps of the research process including collecting data using a social research method.
4. evaluate the use of various research methods for different research questions.
5. complete and comply with Institutional Review Board Certifications (through CITI training) for research ethics.
6. apply research methods to situations outside of the academy.


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