GERN 5660 Research and Assessment in Gerontology
This course introduces the student to basic statistical methods, methods of research, and methods of assessment. The research aspect of the course includes the empirical research process, the deductive method, the inductive method, the survey, the field experiment, the field study, and program evaluation. In addition, the student is introduced to the basics of statistics as these apply to research and assessment. Basic research methods in gerontological administration and programming are examined and applied..
Course Level Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this class students will:
- Demonstrate understanding of basic statistical methods in gerontology research and program evaluation.
- Demonstrate an understanding of different types of research including: surveys, field research, experiments, and program evaluation.
- Develop a research proposal.
It is assumed the student has adequate writing and analytical skills. Also, as for all Internet courses, the student must be disciplined and self-motivated. You must be capable of graduate level work. There are no prior courses required.
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The course will be conducted entirely online. Students are expected to participate in all course activities as assigned by the instructor. Course grades may be based on weekly assignments, examinations, research proposal, oral presentation, and class participation, as reflected in contribution to weekly online discussions.
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This syllabus may be revised at the discretion of the instructor without prior notification or consent of the student.