This course focuses on students’ acquisition of basic knowledge of the philosophy of science, including the review and critique of concepts and theories. Qualitative and quantitative bases for inquiry are introduced. Ethical, social, and political components of conducting research are examined. Quantitative based concepts include experimental, survey, and existing action research. The qualitative based concepts include case study, grounded theory, and ethnography. Assignments consist of knowledge demonstration and problem-solving for professional practice. Course assignments will emphasize the practical application of writing and critical-thinking skills and the integration of professional application at the doctoral level.
- Professor: Natsuko Shintani