Craig S Scott
Individualized, problem-based overviews of research methods and research design pertinent to research and scholarship in medical education. Development and sequencing of research projects from conceptualization through literature review, including proposal development, project implementation, data management, analysis, and write-up. Assessment and critical reading of related literature stressed. Offered: A.
Students can expect to learn how to identify, refine, focus and/or further develop their research project. They will have opportunities to explore alternate designs for their research and to propose a plan of work for the phase(s) of research that they expect to complete during the quarter.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Instruction is entirely individualized according to the needs of the student. An electronic syllabus directs the student to a wide variety of web-based and other electronic resources.
Students should already have a general research focus area in mind prior to course entry.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments vary according to the nature of the research on which the student is working, the background of the student with regard to their research question(s), and on the subset of assignments in the electronic syllabus deemed by the instructor to be relevant to the student's research project.
The course grade is based on the degree to which the student's plan of work and their individualized assignments are satisfactorily completed.