GPSA554 Research Seminar, 3 credits

Day/Time TBA: GPSA554 Research Seminar / Gerber (Zoom)


This intensive course guides students in their design and completion of the Master’s paper within the guidelines of ethical research practices. Group work and close guidance of the instructors facilitates the thesis writing process. The course pays special attention to the formation of research question, research methodology, and writing appropriate literature reviews. The course operates as an intellectual workshop in which students share the process as well as the results of their research with the group throughout the semester. Each seminar member chooses a research topic, collects, and analyzes data, writes a report, and then presents his/her research proposal in the middle of the semester and his/her research results in the seminar sometime during the last two weeks of the semester. The completed paper, when accepted by the two instructors, counts as the Master’s Paper. Papers should be written in the style of the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Manual. – 3 credits