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Introduces research concepts and methods most relevant to higher education. Examines the role of institutional research and program evaluation in supporting planning and decision making. Introduces different approaches to both quantitative and qualitative research, their theoretical underpinnings and practical applications, as well as intellectual property and copyright issues. Introduces the concept of research literacy and the process of translating research results into action-oriented strategies that support organizational improvement. Considers the leader’s role in supporting faculty engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Prerequisite: LRNTLNK Corequisite: HEAL501