HNUT 592 Proposal Development (3 qh): Students are guided through the steps necessary for development of their thesis proposals. Students identify a research problem, develop an appropriate project design, and identify the appropriate methodology for data collection and analysis. This course lays the groundwork for completion of research work and thesis (offered all quarters).
HNUT 594 Data Analysis Lab (2 qh): Focuses on the use of a computer-based professional statistics software package in applying the concepts learned in the required graduate level statistics course, Practical Statistics. Using this software, students will learn to run a variety of parametric and non parametric, descriptive and inferential statistics tests such as frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, t-Tests, ANOVA, Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal-Wallis H, repeated measures, and curvilinear correlation statistics for trend analysis. Output sheets of test results will then be evaluated and modified into pivot tables and charts for use in professional presentations. The use and incorporation of data spreadsheets into the statistics program format will also be addressed (offered all quarters).
HNUT 593 Thesis Research (9 qh): Students implement their research proposal through collection, statistical analysis, and evaluation of data. Submission of an acceptable thesis and successful oral defense of research findings by students are the culminating events for both this course and the graduate degree program (offered all quarters).