UT Dallas 2015 Graduate Catalog

COMD7340 - Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders: What, Why, and How

COMD 7340 (HCS 7340) Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders: What, Why, and How (3 semester credit hours) This course is designed to introduce doctoral students to scientific reasoning and methods using examples from the astonishing variety of research on human communication and its disorders. The goal is to provide students with conceptual tools (e.g., appraising research quality, matching research questions with research designs) and practical tools (e.g., managing literature searches, visualizing data) that they will need to transform an area of interest into a credible and feasible research study. Although the course includes basic statistical concepts that are useful in planning many research studies (e.g., relationships among Type I and Type II errors, effect size, and sample size), the emphasis is on statistical reasoning, not on specific statistical procedures. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y