Research Methods for Journalism

Research Methods for Journalism
Qualitative and quantitative information-gathering strategies and techniques: interviewing, use of surveys and public records; online information gathering and data base analysis.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMajor status.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining COMMS 308
Course Outcomes

Research Methods

Students will demonstrate ability to employ various research methods to collect and analyze quantitative data and qualitative information for news. Such methods include, but are not limited to court and other public documents, surveys, and computer databases.

Ethical Research

Students will apply ethical standards to assess data and information for accuracy, reliability, and relevance.

Freedom of Information

Students will understand and defend the value of freedom of information and freedom of speech in the marketplace of ideas.

Quantitative Evaluation

Students will employ research techniques and to contextualize, evaluate, and organize data and information. Such methods include, but are not limited to the use of computer spreadsheets and databases.