Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    Nov 28, 2022  
Courses of Study 2022-2023
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DEA 3550 - Research Methods in Human-Environment Relations

Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

J. Loebach.

Develops students’ understanding and competence in the use of research and analytical tools to study the relationship between the physical environment and human behavior. Emphasizes evaluation of internal and external validity as well as measurement reliability and validity. Topics include research design, unobtrusive and obtrusive data-collecting tools, the processing of data, and effective communication of empirical research findings. Students will need to see instructor for section assignments.

Outcome 1: Evaluate and critique both research journal articles and reports of research in the media.

Outcome 2: Understand the principles, methods, and logic of research design and methods.

Outcome 3: Develop research strategies to address questions of interest in the field.

Outcome 4: Understand and commit to ethical principles related to the conduct of research.

Outcome 5: Communicate research clearly, logically, and persuasively.

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