These documents are the materials you will read prior to class. The content of these pages will be used to complete your study guides.
Unit 1: Sections 1-6
The first two sections will be based on instructor-compiled and created materials. The last four sections will be based on Bhattacherjee's (2012) "Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices".
All resource materials are available to download in the left column of this page. The files, once downloaded, can be used without Internet access. The instructor-created Study Guides (right column) will help direct your attention in appropriate ways while reading and reviewing the content of the materials.
UNIT 1 - Section 1.
Finding, Obtaining, & Evaluating Information Resources
UNIT 1 - Section 2.
Ethical Considerations in Research
UNIT 1 - Section 3.
Bhattacherjee, Ch.1: Science & Scientific Research
UNIT 1 - Section 4.
Bhattacherjee, Ch.2: Thinking Like a Researcher
UNIT 1 - Section 5.
Bhattacherjee, Ch.3: The Research Process
UNIT 1 - Section 6.
Bhattacherjee, Ch.4: Theories in Scientific Research
Use these study guides to help you when you read and review material. These guides tell you what information to take from the readings.