IDC 6004 Research Methods
Prerequisite or Co-Requisites: IDC 6001, IDC 6030
Introduction to how to make practical use of research to inform information design and communication decisions. Students learn to create and to be critical consumers of research reports by getting hands-on exposure to quantitative and qualitative methods, including interviewing, survey design, and analysis. The course teaches how to use standard software products such as MS Word and MS Excel to perform basic qualitative and quantitative analyses. Although students learn important statistical concepts, formulas and calculations are de-emphasized.