A ONE CREDIT MODULE WITHIN D.MIN 905 A (LEARNING THROUGH MINISTRY PRACTICE)
prepared by William Badke (REVISED October 2012)
This course consists of five assignments on a topic of your choice. Ideally your topic should be a research assignment for another course you or taking (or will take) or an aspect of your upcoming dissertation project.
There is no final examination in this module.
The textbook for the course is:
William B. Badke,
Research Strategies: Finding your
Way Through the Information Fog,
4th edition (Bloomington, IN: iUniverse.com, 2011).
You will be doing a set of assignments. Before you go too far, please consider the
more important than product.
This course majors on the
development of effective and efficient strategies for research. As such, I want to know
how you got to your results even more than I want to see the results. I need to be assured
that you have grasped the strategies and that you are using them well. Thus you will often
be asked to provide information on the methods you used to get the results you reported.
You are not alone. If you have
questions, or even if you're just feeling uncertain
about elements of the module, please contact Professor
Badke at badke@twu.
Follow directions in your assignments
exactly, not because your professor is a hard taskmaster but because proper learning
demands that you pay attention to details. Just do everything step by step, and you
should be fine.
Be prepared for a lot of feedback from
your professor on your assignments. It is
very important that you pay close attention to assignment feedback, because
it is a large part of your learning experience in this course.
The assignments in the course are built around one selected topic, which you may
from a project you are currently working on (e.g. current or possible future research
papers in other classes; an aspect of your upcoming dissertation) - preferred
from a topic of interest to you
or from the list below
If you have doubts or questions about the viability of your topic,
clear it with Professor Badke in advance. For clearance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that you
should stay with the same topic throughout the course unless otherwise
Research Topics options if you have not found your own Choose
|The Abortion Debate
||Causes of World War One
||The Euthanasia Debate
||The Resurrection of Jesus
||Moral Development of Children
|Philosophy of Bertrand Russell
||Issues Facing the Modern City
|The Exodus from Egypt
|The Novels of William Faulkner
||The John F. Kennedy Assassination
|Post-British Hong Kong
||Kingdom of God in the New Testament
updated: October 22, 2012)