Courses Catalogue

Research Methods

COURSE CODE: UCC7106
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, M.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course deals with research concepts and essential information that shall guide the student when he/she goes through an empirical investigation as an academic requirement. All knowledge and skills gained from this course will enable the student to embark on researches that will refine and validate existing knowledge phenomenon and generate new information to upgrade knowledge and skills

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

The need to conduct meaningful inquiry and research cannot be over emphasised in every facets of human development. Thereby, this course intends to stimulate the knowledge of researches in the students and further brighten their analytic scope for their academic activities and also for their future endeavor.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

Explain what (quantitative) research is about

Identifying (quantitative) research problems

Discuss the writing proposals pertaining to quantitative research

Explain the abilities in designing quantitative research instruments

Improve on our Academic Writing abilities

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

Use research methods

Use statistical methods for research

Demonstrate the use of different writing skills for scholarly work