Academic Catalog

HRDE505 INQUIRY METHODS

Course Code: 8340505
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Human Resources Development In Education
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ZGR ERDUR BAKER
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Application of qualitative and quantitative inquiry methods and techniques to human resources area to identify and solve training and development problems. Survey of inquiry methods that would help human resources education specialists to gain information to make more informed decisions. Regarding training, to assess training needs, to design and implement inquiry to meet these needs, and to communicate their findings to inform and influence future plans. Problem identification, searching and reviewing literature, research design, design of data collection instruments like questionnaires and interview guides, data collection and analytical techniques, and report preparation. Basic statistical procedures as used in quantitative inquiry methods and needs assessment.