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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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TR 202 - Introduction to Primary Research and Data Analysis

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits
Course Description
This non-credit course is run by the ESL Program as part of MSOE’s Dual Admission track. This writing-focused class will bridge students’ classroom experiences by exposing them to types of writing tasks that will be expected of them at MSOE. They will look at different types of quantitative and qualitative research and develop the capacity to analyze information as they form research questions and gather data through conducting interviews, surveys, and observations. Students will learn about the scientific method and the basic structure of lab reports, as well has how to answer a question by developing an experiment to test a hypothesis. They will also practice reporting their findings to an audience. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Conduct primary research projects and report on findings in formal reports and presentations.
  • Apply the scientific method to answer a research question by formulating a hypothesis, designing and conducting an experiment, measuring results, and drawing conclusions.
  • Evaluate and employ various methods of field research, including interviews, surveys, and observations.
  • Accurately describe and interpret statistics, graphics, and mathematical operations.
  • Compose an abstract for an academic publication.
  • Write conclusions using language of argumentation and evaluation.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Katherine Toske

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