Inclusive Research Methods
Students will be engaged in a critical review of common research methods and statistical analysis techniques as they relate to the research challenges of inclusive design. Students will apply a variety of research methods to representative research problems. The course will include research methods that enable analysis beyond the norm and allow scrutiny of outliers and results at the margin. The role of the research participants, inclusive research practices involving human users, and constructive critique of research conclusions will also be covered. Students will gain skills and knowledge in designing inclusive research methods. The course will prepare students to plan and design the research methods to be applied in their major project.