CIM 607 — Applied Research Strategies
Communications and Information Management
Applied Research Strategies provides students with strategies for designing, conducting and evaluating research so that they can solve problems and recommend solutions pertaining to communications and information science. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to formulate research problems; plan studies; gather, organize, analyze and interpret results; prepare research reports; and present findings and recommendations in professional contexts. Specific areas include: qualitative and quantitative research, sampling, measurement techniques, data collection, observational methods, and general principles of research design. Students use bibliographies and other print and computerized databases in conducting research. Throughout the course, students broaden and deepen their understanding of the relationships between research and theory.