Applies the knowledge and skills gained in LRNT 502 (or equivalent) and make the transition from the role of critical research consumer to that of research producer. Focuses on the research process with particular emphasis on research methodology so that the student can select the most appropriate methodology and methods for their own research. Examines quantitative and qualitative data-gathering and analysis methods, the development of a theoretical framework and examines the accepted practices of ensuring the validity or trustworthiness of research findings. Centres on the ethical framework for research conduct. Pre-requisite: LRNT 502 or equivalent.