Course Descriptions

TitleCompeting Conceptions of Knowledge and Research

This course sets the stage for others in the doctoral program by providing students with a cognitive map of social science research as practiced in Leadership Studies, as well as in other disciplines and fields of study that influence the interdisciplinary Leadership Studies field. More specifically, the course focuses on the nature of knowledge (sometimes referred to as epistemology) and the different types of research designs and methods that are associated with different epistemologies. The course also demonstrates that the sorts of conceptual disagreements found in the social sciences also can be found in leadership practice.

Effective spring 2016, this course has been modified and re-named.  Formerly titled:  Leadership, Inquiry & Research I.

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First NameRobert
Last NameDonmoyer