ANZ 309 - Research Methods in ANZ (WI)

ANZ 309 - Research Methods in ANZ (WI)

4.00 Cr
Advanced Writing. This course introduces students to qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method research methods. Students will learn about the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and their vital applications to the field of Anthrozoology. The class will focus on designing effective research studies, analyzing data, multi-species considerations, and critical thinking skills so that students can meaningfully evaluate research claims. Students will participate in activities exposing them to qualitative, quantitative and interpretive research techniques. Reviewed literature will focus on Anthrozoology topics, with an emphasis on growing areas including One Health, human-animal bond research, intersectionality with animals, human-animal conflict resolution, and multi-species ethnography. Students will investigate an anthrozoological topic of their choosing, develop a thesis, conduct a thorough literature review, conduct data collection, and complete a comprehensive research paper. Research projects including interactions with human/animal subjects will seek IRB/IACUC approval.
Term: 
2021FA
Method: 
LEC
LAB
Faculty: 
DeMello, Margo
Sumridge, Molly