Seminar in Research Methods
- 3 credits
- Prerequisite: PhD candidacy or professor’s permission
The primary purpose of this seminar is to prepare doctoral candidates to conduct research in the organizational and behavioral sciences. The emphasis of this course is on exploring: (a) the logic of research designs, (b) different types of research methodologies, and (c) the advantages and disadvantages of using different research methods. Special attention will be paid to the topics of construct development and validation, how to control for method biases, and the identification of the necessary conditions for establishing causal relationships. Although the discussion of various analytical procedures will be unavoidable, the major focus of the seminar will be on methodological (as opposed) to analytical issues.