Objectives and Research Agenda

Objectives and Research Agenda

Research Objective

The objective is to enhance the university researchers’ research method knowledges and skills.  To achieve the objective, a committee of methodologists is formed with specific responsibilities. Committee of methodologists are experts in at least one of the established research methods and designs and committed in enhancing quality of research method and design of studies conducted within University of Phoenix. The responsibilities of committee of methodologists are included but not limited to:

  • Develop materials and guidelines related to the assigned method/design.
  • Develop and offer web-based trainings related to the assigned method/design.
  • Participate in the committee monthly meetings to exchange ideas and enhance the group performance.   
  • Share their expertise with faculty, staff, and students and help them enrich the quality of their research method and design.   
  • Address conflicts, issues, and challenges related to the assigned method and design.   

Research Agenda

Research agenda may be included but not limited to:

  • Issues and challenges related to implementing the established research methods and deigns such as qualitative and quantitative research methods and designs, mixed methods, action research, and program evaluation
  • Exploring new and emerging research designs within qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods such as arts-based, collaborative inquiry, and appreciative inquiry 
  • Effective practices related to teaching and learning research methods and designs