You will be introduced to and practice quantitative and/or qualitative research methods as you participate in a research study related to your degree program. This course is followed by a Thesis course in which you will compile your data into a final thesis paper. The course may be repeated with a total credit limit of 6 credit hours. Specific course numbers by department include: EMC 4981 - Mission Studies
EMC 4982 - Cultural Studies
Students will comprehend the reseach context and its effect upon the research process and findings.
EMC 4983 - Ethnic & Reconciliation Studies
EMC 4984 - Diaspora Studies
EMC 4985 - World Religions.
Students need to grasp how knowledge is created and be able to explain how they know what we know. While the study of research methods may not be most people’s idea of exciting, the fact is that research methods work are at the very heart of all knowledge. Students will gain working knowledge of how knowledge is collected, presented and, disseminated. Learn to collect, analyze and interpret research data
Research is rooted in the New Testament concept of "witness" as the person who explains what he has seen and heard.
Research projects will integrate missio dei concepts.