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ENGR 590: Graduate Research Methods

Summer 2022

ENGR 590: Graduate Research Methods

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Class # 10178
TuTh 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Upson II, Room 219

Class # 10179

Prerequisites: Enrolled CEM graduate student or instructor approval for undergraduates
Instructor: Dr. Anna Crowell, College of Engineering & Mines


Course Description & Objectives
The goal of this class is to guide graduate students through the research process, from choosing a project to either writing a literature review for their thesis/dissertation or producing a paper for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.


After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand proper journal article evaluation
  • Identify and avoid plagiarism
  • Structure a thesis/dissertation or journal article
  • Write a literature review
  • Professionally deliver oral presentations
  • Choose appropriate references
  • Mine information from a journal article
  • Formulate a hypothesis
  • Synthesize conclusions
  • Design an experiment