Introduction to Research Design

Code: OLRN1289

Course description

Knowledge and skills involved in research are often required for academic and workplace progression and development. The course develops the learners’ research literacy by introducing the learner to research concepts, methodologies and techniques used in business, health, engineering, community services, and media. The course examines historical, cultural and worldview (global) perspectives that underlie decisions about research. Participants will also address ethical responsibilities inherent in research processes and products. The goal of the course is to enable to identify and critically interpret research evidence to support their decision-making processes in the work environment and in one’s day-to-day life.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022. Fall 2022 registration opens July 4, 2022.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery