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San Jose State University
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Tech 200 - Research Methods for Engineering and Technology

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Department of Aviation and Technology College of Engineering Tech 200 Research Methods for Engineering and Technology Course Syllabus Spring 2009 Updated January 14 2009 Instructor Email Office Hours Website Dr Seth Bates Phone sbates sjsu edu Fax Please check web site for office hours Office http www engr sjsu edu sbates tech200 home htm 408 924 3227 408 924 3198 IS 111 Catalog Description Current applied research methods applied to problems in engineering technology and other technical fields Exposure to current literature scientific technological research ethics research and experimental design and methods skills in research proposal development and locating funding opportunities Prerequisites All students should have completed the equivalent of SJSU s Stat 115 or equivalent or the permission of the instructor and have graduate standing Course Delivery Tech 200 will be taught as a mixed mode class that uses both classroom and online instruction The WebCT URL for this class will be announced by email and on the web site when it is ready If you do not see such an announcement on the web site then do not worry it is not yet ready for use Purpose of Course This course is intended to give the student an understanding of the different types of research methodologies used in technical research today how to design research projects and how to prepare your graduate project or thesis documents Because of the complexities and diversity of research practices this course will emphasize the most commonly used techniques The emphasis in this course is on practicality All students taking this course are expected to develop skills in evaluating research that is done by others in addition to developing their own plans for research The ability to evaluate research critically is important in order to avoid deriving conclusions from spurious or inadequate data or from inappropriate assumptions and methods In addition students will learn how to plan and organize their research efforts



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