This course is designed to increase studentsâ€™ knowledge of the foundations and types of research methods commonly employed in communication research. Both quantitative and qualitative methods will be taught. Students should gain a fuller understanding of the relationship between theory and research. They should also gain practical experience in employing at least one of the research methods in an original research project leading to a written report suitable for submission to an academic conference. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing, or consent of the instructor.
Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018