Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Differentiate in writing the principal steps involved in conducting research given a current aviation/aerospace, appropriate industry, or area of specialization-related problem.
2. Select and apply a research methodology suitable for determining robust conclusions related to a research question.
3. Select, apply and determine statistical conclusions applicable for solving research questions and hypothesis.
4. Prepare a research plan designed to investigate an appropriate aviation/aerospace or degree program outcome related topic.
5. Develop a specific problem relating to a program outcome, a statement of the significance of the problem, a review of related literature and research, a testable hypothesis, and a reference section suitable for a comprehensive examination question/individual or group project.
6. Produce a timing plan for a research project to reflect dates, parallel tasks and availability of resources.
7. Analyze data using descriptive and inferential statistical procedures.
8. Assess the outcomes from research, including the possible implications of the expected findings, and the impact of unexpected conclusions.
9. Write research findings in accordance to APA format.
10. Develop a formal written AVIATION/AEROSPACE CAPSTONE PROJECT PROPOSAL that will allow students to demonstrate they have met each aspect of their applicable Program Outcomes. The proposal and presentation must reflect the degree of professionalism expected of a graduate student in the aviation/aerospace industry.
11. Demonstrate familiarity with the literature and research resources of ERAU and other research libraries, to include a variety of media such as books, journals, web-based information, electronic databases, and video and audio collections, referenced through electronic or catalogue search and retrieval.