The Research Thesis course builds on the two required Research Design courses taught in the Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis Program. It takes students through the stages of a research proposal development, implementation, reporting, and presentation of findings, guided by a designated research advisor. Students will plan individually a research proposal on a topic of their area of interest, guided by appropriate conceptual, methodological, and theoretical principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. After obtaining ethical clearance to conduct the research, students are required to implement the research proposal by collecting and analysing data while observing ethical procedures. Students will produce an original written research report that demonstrates the research processes and outcomes. Student will individually present and orally defend their completed research project in terms of the processes adopted.
Students are also recommended to use the resources given below to help them develop their research proposal and to complete the final research project report. It is recommended that students access the ECAE library online to access other research methodology books and articles available via the library database and Ebrary.
National Center for Research Methods; Using Quantitative research