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SLIS 705 - Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science

Class Session: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Monday, April 30, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Prerequisites: Completion of at least 9 hours of SLIS graduate level classes

Instructor: Dick Kawooya

Note: Please register for this course by January 9, 2018. Sections for this course: J50 (students living in SC); J91 (students living in a state other than SC); J92 (students living outside the US). Cohort sections - J91 and J92 students pay the cohort tuition rate.


Course Description

The research process, including problem identification, hypothesis testing, data collection, analysis, and interpretation of results. Emphasis on research methods and on critical evaluation of reported research in library and information science.


Online Session Information

There will be online sessions via Adobe Connect on Tuesdays, January 16 and April 24, 2018, 5:45 - 6:45p.m. ET. The students have the option to view live online or at a later time. Students are responsible for all material covered. Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the session. High-speed Internet access is required for Adobe Connect.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

See course syllabus for materials information.


Syllabus Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Assignment Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Information is accurate as of November 19, 2017, 2:04 am (Subject to change)



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