RD03 Research & Development Project

This course is designed to orient students to conduct a research project. This course will focus on the development and successful completion (meets the program criteria) of an applied research paper carried out under the direct supervision of the course professor. Projects will attempt to contribute to the field by further developing research documented in the literature or propose a new direction for further research. Such papers will include a review of the literature (including the foundational work and theoretical components upon which the study is based), definitions of key terms and concepts, field and social relevance of the study, statement of methodology, biases and assumptions, presentation of field and/or data, analysis and interpretation of the results, statement of the applied/practical implications, summary and implications for future research, an abstract and works cited and consulted. Students will also be required to present their findings to the field (college community or conference presentation, publication, community seminar, etc.).