RM 500 Research Methodology
Faculty: Dr. Paul J. Kirbas (Profile)
ABOUT THE COURSE
This course in research methodology is designed for all graduate students at the Graduate Theological Foundation, whether in professional or academic degree programs. All graduate degrees, whether praxis-oriented or research-oriented, require a capacity to engage in research and all research requires specific methodological skills in its execution. This course is designed to facilitate a practical understanding of research methodology and the writing of graduate-level papers, with particular attention to precision in research practices and publication. Based on the required text written by members of the GTF faculty, the course should be taken as the final course of the degree program, before commencing the research and writing of a thesis or exit project. The course requirements consist of the components necessary for completion of the research thesis or project. Performance expectations are different depending on whether the student is pursuing a professional degree or an academic degree.