Graduate Program - Research Methods Courses880 Critical and Interpretive Research
Introduction to critical and interpretive research in communication studies. Relationship of theory and methodology, text and context, selecting appropriate research questions, writing research proposals, and the ethics of research. Philosophical and theoretical assumptions underlying such research as well as on procedures for conducting research.882 Experimental Research
Introduction to experimental approaches to research in communication with an emphasis on the nature of experimental research, design of research studies, data collection and interpretation.981 Critical Research Design
Advanced course in rhetorical criticism and textual analysis. Designing and conducting an in-depth research project from a critical perspective.983 Advanced Experimental Research
Experimental designs with an emphasis on assessing strengths and limitations of the various approaches. Individual research projects are planned, conducted, and reported.984 Interpretive Research Design
Theory and practice of interpretive research methodologies and methods. Individual and/or group research projects are planned, conducted, and reported.985 Cultural Criticism
Advanced course focusing on the critical analysis of cultural artifacts, especially upon the relationship of media, language, and culture. Designing and conducting a research project from a cultural studies perspective.
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