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This course will introduce advanced degree candidates to: A) An understanding of the scientific method as applied to behavioral research B) Assessment, evaluation, descriptive, causal-comparative, experimental and historical data gathering procedures and analytical strategies C) Sampling theory, techniques, distribution and hypothesis testing D) Specific designs, methods, and tools of research E) Search and retrieval of published research, both American and international (global), in the library and over the Internet F) Critical evaluation of research studies G) Basic statistics, both descriptive and inferential, and H) Preparation of a research proposal containing three chapters: Problem, Review of Related Research and Methodology.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Graduate standing.