Helps students to transition from knowledge consumers to knowledge producers. Focuses on the research process with particular emphasis on creating effective research questions, analyzing and synthesizing literature, developing evidence-based arguments, selecting a research method to analyze primary data, and developing a thorough research proposal for primary research. Enables students to focus on an area of personal interest. Directs the student through each stage in the development of the research proposal for a primary research study. Prerequisites: For MA in Learning and Technology: LRNTLNK; LRNT 521; LRNT522; LRNT523; LRNT524; LRNT525; LRNT526 For MA in Higher Education Administration and Leadership: LRNTLNK; HEAL501, HEAL510, HEAL550, and HEAL520, HEAL530, HEAL540 or HEAL525, HEAL535, HEAL545 For MA in Educational Leadership and Management: LRNTLNK; EDLM501, EDLM505, EDLM510, EDLM540, EDLM550, EDLM560.