UC 104 - Introduction to Research
Section: 002
Term: FA 2008
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Advisory Prerequisites:
Participant in Michigan Research Community.
Other Course Info:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Research is the search for new knowledge, and there are numerous methods researchers use to seek new knowledge and/or find solutions to pressing societal, medical, or other problems. Research methods can range from direct observations to intricate laboratory experiments manipulating a set of variables. This course will provide you with an introduction to the primary research methods used in different fields. The major methods we will cover are:

  1. field or observational research;
  2. survey research;
  3. experimental design;
  4. clinical research;
  5. participatory action research; and
  6. archival research.

Throughout the academic term, we will bring in faculty researchers who employ different types of research methods and engage you in activities to learn about these various research methods. In addition, we will visit research sites on and off campus. By the end of the term, you should have a good understanding of a wide array of research methods and the strengths and weaknesses of these methods.

UC 104 - Introduction to Research
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001 (REC)
Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Choose ONE section; each meets ALTERNATE THURSDAYS. Section 001 begins SEPTEMBER 4; section 002 on SEPTEMBER 11.
002 (REC)
Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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