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Last approved: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:01:31 GMT

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YFCS (Youth, Family, and Community Sciences)
551
032370
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Research Methods in Youth, Family, and Community Sciences
Research Methods
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Youth Family and Community Sciences (11FCS)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
3
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
FYD 590Spring 20127
FYD 590Fall 20159
YFCS 590Spring 20165
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Nichole Huff
Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
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Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC2020NoN/A

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11FCSMRMaster of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences, Non-Thesis, Option BRequired
11FCSMSMaster of Science Youth, Family, and Community SciencesRequired
This course introduces students to research design, methodology, and program evaluation as applied to youth, family, and community-based practices. Specific emphasis will be placed on giving students experiences and interactions with a variety of research methods and techniques used to conduct investigations in youth and family settings.

A more comprehensive research skill set is needed for YFCS students that encompasses a variety of methodological approaches (i.e., qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods, evaluation, and community-based participatory research). Students need to develop a working understanding these specific methods in order to conduct research with children and youth, individuals, couples, families, communities, and programs. A research methods class offered in our Department allows students to understand and apply research concepts within these areas of youth, family, and community sciences.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of EducationPaul UmbachThe course examines an array of methodological approaches we often see in an introductory graduate research methods courses. They pay special attention to disciplinary specifics and highlight research approaches that are most commonly used in their field.
College of Humanities and Social SciencesDeanna DannelsPsychology:
I've reviewed YFCS 551 in CIM. The overlap with our methods courses is limited, and the proposed course includes material that is not addressed in our courses but is central to inquiry in YFCS. The course appears to be valuable to the training of students in the discipline.

Sociology:
There's some overlap with our SOC 711 course, but not enough to consider this course redundant.

Social Work:
The syllabus for YFCS 551 only has minor overlap with the content of SW 510. While both courses appear to be a survey of research methods, YFCS 551 focuses more heavily on qualitative research. Additionally, we only spend one week on quantitative analysis in SW 510, however the required text and final assignment for YFCS allude to more in depth coverage of quantitative analysis.
College of TextilesDavid HinksThank you for ensuring consultation with affected Colleges. We have checked with both departments and we no concerns.
We wish CALS success in the course.

Best regards,
David
No additional resources are needed.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:



  • Define research, including its processes, methods, and outcomes

  • Discuss and compare characteristics of research

  • Identify, produce, and consume valid research pertinent to their field of work or interests

  • Design, plan, conduct, and report research in youth, family, or community sciences

  • Use adequate methods of investigation appropriate to different samples and contexts


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation20%See attached syllabus
Other20%Annotated Bibliography - See attached syllabus
Exam20% Exam - See attached syllabus
presentation20%Qualitative Student Presentations - See attached syllabus
Project20%Final Project and Presentation - See attached syllabus
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction to Research Methods2 weeksSee attached syllabus
Research Ethics1 weekSee attached syllabus
Quantitative Methodologies3 weeksSee attached syllabus
Evaluation Research2 weeksSee attached syllabus
Qualitative Methodologies3 weeksSee attached syllabus
Data Analysis 3 weeksSee attached syllabus
Scholarly Writing1 weekSee attached syllabus
mlnosbis 4/25/2016: No overlapping courses.

ghodge 5/2/2016 Ready for ABGS reviewers. COMMENT: May want to discuss the overlapping content with other 'Research methods' courses.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-Consultation is needed with both CHASS and CED with the social science research focus.
-The number of students taking the course during the last academic year
was 9 (fall 2015) and 5 (spring 2016). Yet the proposal states that the expected
number of students per semester is 20 — how reasonable is that this target
will be achieved?

ghodge 8/15/2016 Ask department for consultations with CHASS and CED. Plus ask College of Textiles because of the similarity with TTM 535
Key: 10316