BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INST-290 - Research Methods - 3.00 Credits

INST-290 - Research Methods - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces the theory and methods of applied research in First Nation communities. Ethics, protocols, and community and regional prioritization will be examined. Documentation of oral traditions and texts will be studied.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : 18 credit hours of Academic Studies courses
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:
  • greater competency in research as a result of applied research;

  • understand and appreciate the interpretation aspects of social research;

  • acquire familiarity with basic research design:

  • exploration, descriptive, explanatory and proposing action;

  • design research instruments and engage in projects encountered with the field of Native Studies: sampling; field research; unobtrusive research; elementary analyses; survey research; data analysis;

  • better able to utilize the library resources more efficiently; and

  • ability to place research reports within the context of a general body of knowledge.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Babbie, Earl. (1992). The Practice of Social Research. (6th ed.). California: Wadsworth Publishing.
  • Other Resources:
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