To understand the interrelationship between different components of the master’s project, namely, topic/problem, literature review, method, data collection,analysis, results, implications, and significance.4.
To explore both qualitative and quantitative research methods and be able toselect the appropriate method to answer a research problem.5.
To discuss how they grew as researchers and explore the critical points in thedevelopment of their project’s problem statement, literature, and research method.Learning Aids:
Required texts for this course
:Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (2003). The craft of research, 2
ed.Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Murray Thomas, R. (2003). Blending qualitative and quantitative research methods intheses and dissertations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.APA Publication Manual—5
edition (2001)Evaluation Criteria and Techniques:A. On successful completion of this course, learners should be able:1. To understand the components of a master’s project design and their interrelationships;2. To understand the role which theory plays in master’s research;3. To present provocative research questions, possible master’stopics/problems; and4. To write the first three chapters of their master’s project—and assess their development as researchers.B. Evaluation of this learning is achieved in this course will be determined in four ways:1. Class participation in discussions through assigned and related readingsand from professional experience as well as course tasks (such asdeveloping drafts of master’s chapters).2. A mid-term grade based on the assessment of Chapters 1 and 2.