Course Objective: Development of Concepts and Constructs based on Introduction to Research:
1- Concepts development through etymological, denotational and contextual analysis.
2- Philosophical personal perspectives on concepts elucidation based on solid research of concepts.
3- Development and understanding of the Language of Research
4- Research concepts and constructs to be examined as a language of Research:
(a) Research, Philosophy, Ethics, Validity, Reliability, Data Analysis, Qualitative and Quantitative approaches, Literature Review, Research Designs, Population, Sample, Instruments, Research Designs, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Recommendations, Sampling approaches, Research Limitations and Delimitations, Hypothesis, Assumptions, Proposal, Abstract, Problem Statement, Research authorities, Statistical Analysis, etc
(b) Content Range: Philosophy, Research, Organisation, Management, Leadership, Strategy, Team Building, Coaching, Marketing, Mentoring, Education, Staffing, Supervision, Motivation, Communication, Principles, Stakeholders, Systems Thinking, Entrepreneurship, Contracts, Assessments, Moderation, Curriculum, Thesis, Dissertation
Exit Learning Outcomes
At the end of this trimester the learner will be able:
1- Understand research related concepts from the etymological, denotative and contextual view points
2- To explain the philosophical basis and perspectives born from those research concepts.
3- To justify the fact that research is a language used to investigate issues of concern and generate solutions for the betterment of human life.
4- Expertly research and explain at least ten of the commonly used research concepts and jargon and show how they fit in a research document.
5- To present a TEN page document on any content issue of interest and relate it to the concepts and constructs dealt with in Outcome 1.
Assessment of Outcome One
a. Define at least six research concepts
b. Demonstrate usage of those concepts in solving research problems
c. Show how context can help to define a concept without the use of a dictionary
d. Show the difference between etymology and denotation in concepts definition
Assessment of Outcome Two:
a. Show how philosophy relates to any three research concepts you dealt with
b. Identify philosophical gurus who researched any three of those research concepts and show their theoretical stand
c. Use the meaning of those terms and concepts to evidence your bias and theoretical stand
Assessment of Outcome Three:
a. Show how research terms and concepts could be classed as language. Justify your stand.
b. Present three images to demonstrate your conceptual grasp of how language paints pictures to enhance understanding.
Assessment of Outcome Four:
a. Show how many chapters a research document has and what each chapter entails
b. Use five defined concepts and show how and where you will use them in the research document.
Assessment of Outcome Five:
a. Present a TEN page document on any content issue of interest and relate it to the concepts and constructs dealt with in 1.