Module 6 – Home


Modular Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, the student will be able to satisfy the following outcomes:

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    • Reflect upon and integrate course concepts.

Course Overview

As your study of this course content draws to a close, it is important to step back and reflect on new levels of understanding, skills, and knowledge that you developed as a result of your efforts throughout this course. It is particularly important to reflect on the course outcomes (what you were intended to learn in this course).

Course Outcomes

  1. Identify and understand key elements of research (Module 1).
  2. Understand the components of the research cycle (Module 1).
  3. Identify and understand measures related to variable distributions (Module 2).
  4. Identify basic measures of central tendency and variability in data and choose appropriate summary statistics depending on the nature of the data (Module 2).
  5. Understand the normal distribution and its uses (Module 2).
  6. Identify and understand differences between parameters, statistics, population and samples (Module 3).
  7. Understand the concept of sampling distributions and its implications for statistical inference (Module 3).
  8. Understand and be able to construct confidence intervals for the mean and proportions, and their interpretations and uses (Module 3).
  9. Understand and be able to use basic SPSS data entry, variable setup, analysis and graphing tools (Module 4).
  10. Understand and be able to detect graph distortions (Module 4).
  11. Understand and be able to construct theories using IV, DV mediators and moderators (Module 4).
  12. Understand and be able to apply typical bi-variate tests to examine hypotheses (Module 5).
  13. Understand and be able to run such tests in SPSS, and be able to read and interpret the output (Module 5).
  14. Understand and be able to choose the right test (Module 5).
  15. Reflect upon and integrate course concepts (Module 6).

When you write the Reflective Essay (a Module 6 requirement) you also need to state whether you achieved these course outcomes.

Module 6 Assignment     

  1. Participate in a Discussion in which you will reflect on course concepts.
  2. Prepare and submit a Reflective Essay. Discuss what you have learned in this course, and how you may use such tools in your research. Please describe something you may be interested in testing, and how you would sample for this task, test your hypothesis and do so in a scientific and ethical manner.

To close out this course, proceed to the Module 6 Discussion forum and then the Reflective Essay.

Module 6 – Reflective Essay


Your Module 6 Task

Prepare a Reflective Essay in which you address each of the following items:

  1. Describe how you improved your knowledge, skills, abilities, and yourself in this session through this course.
  2. Evaluate the work you did during the session for the class and explain ways you could have performed better.
  3. Identify topics you did not understand or successfully implement and suggest how to improve the course material on those topics.
  4. Identify ways to measure the future effects of what you have learned in this course or your future progress/improvement.
  5. State whether you achieved the course outcomes (listed on the Module 6 Home page and course Syllabus page).

This Reflective Essay is a required course component (but not part of your final grade).

Upload the essay when it is completed.

Discussion: Integration and Reflection


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Reflect on the concepts covered in the course and discuss how they could serve your research area or general research questions you identified in your dissertation tasks in your 800 course. If RQs need to be updated, upload the revised document into your 800 course.

After responding to the Reflective Discussion above, please complete an anonymous Course Evaluation Survey. Instructors are not able to view course evaluation reports until after the grade submission period is over. Thank you for your feedback.