OL - Research Strategies
A ONE CREDIT GRADUATE LEVEL INTERACTIVE COURSE IN INFORMATION RESEARCH SKILLS by William Badke (REVISED May 2013)
INTRODUCTION TO ASSIGNMENTS
This course consists of five assignments involving two
There is no final examination.
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 or depressed
about the course, 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 two
selected topics, which you may
from projects you are currently working on (e.g. research
papers in other classes) - preferred
from topics of interest to you
or from the list below
If you have doubts or questions about the viability of a topic,
clear it with Professor Badke in advance. For clearance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that you
should stay with the same two topics topic throughout the course unless otherwise
Research Topics for use 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: February 23, 2013)