Introduction to Research Methods

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Research Methods

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Research

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview


    Communication Research is an examination of the differing approaches to research, methods of framing communication research questions in science & industry, & techniques for gathering, organising & interpreting observations. Students engage in a semester-long hands-on project that applies concepts & practices used in the research process covered in the lectures. Upon completion of the subject, students will have both the literacy to understand research & the skills necessary to undertake research projects.
    Learning Objectives
    1. Students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the principles of qualitative and quantitative research methodology and apply theory to practical research projects.
    2. Students will be able to deal with research problems, time management and decision making.
    3. Students will develop practical data collection and analytical skills and will design a complete, professional research report.
    4. Students will have an advanced understanding of social and ethical obligations in academic and corporate research environments.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.