WRIT 8011: Research Methods in Writing Studies and Technical Communication

3 Credits

The primary objectives of this course are to provide students in the rhetoric and scientific & technical communication (RSTC) MA and PhD programs with an understanding of research literature and approaches in the field and help students gain insights into the arguments made by researchers. This course trains students in strategies for designing and developing their own research, and provides a groundwork in the field's most common approaches to gathering and analyzing data. Students also learn about the research of the RSTC graduate faculty and PhD alumni and complete a University-based course for ethics in human participants research. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to create a persuasive research proposal and justify the means of data collection, analysis, theory, and positioning of the project.

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