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3 Credits
Available Spring term

Graduate standing or instructor approval
Ean H. Ng
 404 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Introduction to research methodologies including surveys, interviews, quasi-experimentation, and case studies. Methods for research design, and collection and analysis of data.


  • Defining research success
  • Program of study
  • Scientific writing
  • Literature review
  • Scientific presentations
  • Overview of res methods
  • Synthesis paper presentations
  • Human systems research design and analysis
  • Simulation research design and analysis
  • Info systems research design and analysis
  • Nano/micro fabrication research design and analysis
  • Persuading your committee
  • Presenting findings/drawing conclusions
  • Pre-proposal presentations

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Articulate the metrics of success within a research career.
  2. Develop a plan for managing IME degree requirements.
  3. Identify technical gaps in the literature by conducting a literature review.
  4. Critique quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies relevant to their research work.
  5. Demonstrate proposal writing skills by developing a research pre-proposal.
  6. Demonstrate presentation skills by presenting a research pre-proposal in class.