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Southern Oregon University

Course Syllabus

Winter 2006

Ken KempnerKen Kempner, PhD
552-6417
Kempner@sou.edu
EP 156

Course Description

This course focuses on the development, writing, and ultimate oral presentation of the MiM Capstone Project. This project provides the culminating experience of the MiM Program. In a workshop format, this course will review the components of good research, how such research is analyzed and interpreted and then presented in both written and oral form. Emphasis for the course is on the applied nature of research and meeting the practical and academic needs of multiple audiences. An integral part of this seminar is the incorporation of and response to the Colleague Review (see Number 4 under Assignments and Evaluation below).

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Critique effective research evidence, reports, and presentations.
  2. Identify criteria for evaluating research-based knowledge and use these criteria to evaluate research reports.
  3. Critically examine, explain, and interpret the relationship between research and practice.
  4. Understand the professional