Research Specialist

Price: $3,799.00


  

The Research Specialist

Whether working on an academic research paper or undertaking a project at work, students and professionals at all levels require an understanding of the most effective research methods available. Effective research allows you to pursue your interests in greater depth, find out more information about a particular subject, learn something new, hone problem solving skills and really push your critical thinking skills. Every field of study has their own research problems and methods, but the fundamental research skills necessary to undertake a project like this are consistent. Professionals in all areas of work must be prepared to take on a research project and have the fundamental skills to do so effectively and accurately.   

The Research Specialist Program
The Research Specialist Program takes students through the fundamentals of qualitative research from gathering data, developing surveys, and recording sources properly to thinking critically about your findings and challenging yourself to draw unexpected conclusions from your efforts. More often, the challenge to research is synthesizing your discoveries into written form – turning a collection of notes into a final expression or argument. This program will show students how to get from start to finish on a research project through proven strategies alongside emerging trends in internet and digital research. 

 

Program Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of qualitative research
  • Design an original qualitative research question to draw valid conclusions about a socially relevant topic
  • Gather data using an appropriate qualitative research method
  • Develop an appropriate survey for collecting data
  • Gather research data from indirect sources of data
  • Synthesize research by writing a white paper
  • Evaluate the methodology, evidence, and conclusions of others’ research by following a scientific research methodology
  • Analyze the challenges and ethical issues in social research
  • Enhance your research skills by using the Internet in an effective and efficient manner
  • Examine the emerging technical trends in the field of descriptive research
  • Use Microsoft Office

Note:  In order to qualify for an externship, students must successfully complete the program, including all quizzes and final exams, and be available for a background check and/or a potential drug screen.  This program can be completed in 6 months.  However, students will have online access to this program for a 12-month period.  

Education and Certifications

  • Research Specialist Program candidates should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • National Certification Available: Students who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As students progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note:
Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.