Full course description
The second half of Dr. Brendan Martin’s Fundamentals of Research is designed for ICRS participants who have successfully completed the first half and who are ready for advancing into the realm of evaluating source materials and ranking supporting evidence. These essential steps are key for drafting a literature review and for formulating a study hypothesis based on the scientific literature. What is so important about a hypothesis? As Enrico Fermi once commented, “There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery.”
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
Evaluate source materials and rank supporting evidence for the purpose of drafting a literature review.
Draft a comprehensive literature review.
Formulate a study hypothesis based on the scientific literature.
Compose four aims in support of study hypothesis based on available data.
Team building, accountability, research and measurement, decisiveness, leveraging diversity, partnering, flexibility/agility, envisioning
Brendan Martin, PhD