Approved by Faculty Senate.
University Studies Course Proposal Form
1. Department or Program Political Science and Public Administration
2. Course Number 410
3. Semester Hours 3
4. Frequency of Offering Once Annually
5. Course Title Political Research II Primary
6. Catalog Description
7. This is an existing course previously approved by A2C2 Yes
8. This is a new course proposal No
9. University Studies Requirement this course would satisfy Critical Analysis Flag
10. Department Contact Person for this course Yogesh Grover 457-5415 firstname.lastname@example.org
11. General Course Outcomes
12. Course Outcomes
Students who have completed a secondary research course will be required to apply their acquired analytical skills to primary research situations. Among the topics studied in class are the different decision-making models. Students will be given situational problems and will be required to evaluate all available evidence to advance "solutions" to their problems.
Students will design, implement and analyze a survey research dealing with one of the communitys current problems. They will make decisions regarding which sub-topics to cover and which questions to include in the survey instrument, how to draw up a sample from the population, who should be in the sample, which statistical tools to use to analyze the collected data, and how to go about the analysis itself.
After collecting the survey data, students will evaluate the statistical information and draw conclusions. They will make policy recommendations based on their findings after comparing their conclusions with similar studies undertake elsewhere. Students will be required to take into account the consequences of their recommendations on those directly and/or indirectly affected by their findings.