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MCOM 191 Research (Dixon): Home

Information and resources for Duncan's research section of MCOM 191.

Introduction to MCOM 191 Research

Communication 191 (MCOM 191) is a first-year course offered through SAMC at Trinity Western University. This website is for the Research section of the course, taught by Duncan Dixon. The purpose the Research section is to train students to develop their skills as researchers and thinkers. This is accomplished by working through the process of researching and writing a capstone essay.

Course Outline

Week 1   - Finding and evaluating web-based information. Developing a working knowledge.

Week 2  - Research Models, Research Questions, Working Research Plans.

Week 3  - Introduction to Databases, Boolean & Controlled Vocabulary.

Week 4 - Journals and Journal Databases, EndNote.

Week 5  - Evaluating and Organizing Research Resources, Plagiarism.