PADMN 6289: Research Design (3 credit hours)

Should be taken during the first or second trimester of study. Introduces scholarly approaches to research and problem solving: assessing relevant literature, formulating research questions, generating relevant evidence, and constructing reasoned arguments. Focuses on design issues of experimental, quasi-experimental, non-experimental and interpretive methodologies as well as standards for evaluating research. This knowledge can be useful for the Major Research Paper (MRP)