PD13: Research in the Workplace introduces students to the importance of research across disciplines and workplaces. There's more to research than doing a few tests and writing about what happened: you have to review other work in the field and understand its consequences, conduct your own research in a responsible way, and share your findings with audiences who may not understand your work. You'll also likely work with researchers from other disciplines who'll enrich your work with their expertise and alternative perspectives. Research literacy is also critical for anyone interested in reading about groundbreaking studies in newspapers and online. PD13 gives students the tools they need to perform their own research and critically consume the work done by others.
What do PD13 students do?
- Design an infographic for a broad audience to communicate the results of a peer-reviewed research article
- Apply the Responsible Conduct of Research framework
- Critically evaluate research to determine validity of sources and practices
Students need to earn a grade of 50% to pass PD13.
If you have a question about grading in PD13, contact the course team using the information in the sidebar.
Students who take PD13 can also count the course towards the completion of the Co-op Research Certificate.