研究方法
Research Methods

 

劉瑞瓏
Rey-Long Liu

2017/2/18

 

 

Goal:

Through lectures and case studies, the course introduces fundamental concepts of research methods to graduate students, so that the students may conduct theoretically sound research.

Prerequisite:

None

Content:

[Part I: Introduction]

(1) Introduction: Backgrounds of research methods

[Part II: Deciding what to do]

(2) Formulation of the research problem

(3) Oral & written report (I)

(4) Review of the literature

[Part III: Planning how to do]

(5) Setting of the research objectives and their evaluation criteria

(6)  Oral & written report (II)

(7)  Design of research

(8)  Collection of data

(9) Oral & written report (III)

[Part IV: Doing what you plan to do]

(10) Development of new techniques and ideas

(11) Processing & analysis of data

(12) Oral & written report (IV)

(13) Interpretation and generalization of the research results

[Part V: Publishing what you have done]

(14) Writing of the research results (I)

(15) Oral & written report (V)

(16) Writing of the research results (II)

(17) Publication of the research results

(18) Final examination

Grading:

(1) Written reports (50% )

(2) Critical comments on the reports of a colleague (15%)

(3) Oral reports (10%)

(4) Final examination (25%)

Textbook:

(1) Materials by the instructor (posted on Moodle before each lecture)

(2)  Kumar, Ranjit, 2005, Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners, 2nd edition, SAGE publication

(3) Ethical guidelines and case studies from online information sources

Teaching Materials:

The e-learning system in Tzu Chi University: : the Moodle system

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