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Course details

Covers research approaches appropriate for a graduation project in the area of the student's specialization. Topics include: research and data collection, literature and database searches, analytic software resources, data presentation and analysis. Various information resources will be explored such as technical society publications and the Internet.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Relate research outcomes to the need for solutions to practical problems encountered in the workplace.
    • Explain the fundamental elements of research, analysis and test methods.
    • Use appropriate terminology commonly applied in the professional research environment .
  • Distinguish between concepts of basic versus applied research, and explain the role of each in the workplace.
  • Identify the distinguishing characteristics of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and select the best research method approach under different real-world circumstances.
  • Conduct research projects with real significance and professional relevance to business needs.
  • Write a research report.
  • Use the concepts of:
    • Research project planning.
    • Survey design, appropriateness of questions.
    • Practical research constrains.
    • The application of design alternatives based on the use of available data.
  • Suggest plan of action and alternative solutions based on research results.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

Research Methods (MTEC 7090) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Manufacturing
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time

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