Course Specific Research Support for IDS 234: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements, for developmentally-appropriate and discipline-specific research skills, to matching library instruction and information literacy support outcomes

Introduction to Culture of Human Health Research course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Aspirational Goals:

"Students will reflect upon their own academic and career path into biomedical-, behavioral-, or public health-related research fields and will gain confidence in their ability to pursue a career in biomedical research.

Students will gain an appreciation of the culture and practice of biomedical, behavioral, and public health research, including reflection on current ethical standards that accompany human health-related research."

From the Course Activities and Design:

"Weekly discussion will be led by the instructor or students, based upon readings, case studies, or literature reviews.  Students will write reflective reports, debate issues, and critique current studies. Students will design, propose, defend, peer review, and execute a pilot research project.

 Students will write a final research proposal and will present findings of their pilot projects."

Outcome Assessment Strategies:​

  • Written research proposal to be evaluated by rubric.
  • Participation in peer review of research proposals.
  • Poster presentation will be assessed by each faculty member for content and demonstration of mastery

Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:

  1. Understand the scientific method
  2. Ability to collaborate and give useful critical feedback
  3. Identify the standard parts of a scientific or scholarly research article
  4. Attribute authority of sources based on both the professional affiliation of the author and the quality of research

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for IDS 234

  1. Examine the design of a research study, to identify the factors necessary to evaluate for conflict of interest, and particular biases.
  2. Locate examples of academic and industry collaboration on a particular kind of product or service, and identify elements of that collaboration process
  3. Identify stated requirements for a particular review process, including standards, time-frame, and the selection process for peer reviewers
  4. Identify qualities of research misconduct and locate evaluation of historical examples and policies
  5. Locate and use current information on health related research careers

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Identify the steps and factors involved in the research study, from proposal to completion, including identifying the funding sources, supports for the authors, and methods; locate and use other sources from the professional literature to compare, and evaluate the completeness of the data reporting, and the reliability of the conclusion.
  2. Identify academic and industry information providers who create or track collaborative projects for developing products and services, to locate examples and discussion.
  3. Locate statements in journals or Request For Proposals (RFP) about the peer review process to be used, including qualifications for reviewers and their selection process.
  4. Search for examples of research misconduct and policies,  from various reliable sources including articles and news sources from  library databases; professional association reports; government oversight reviews; and citizen advocacy groups.
  5. Locate and use reliable and current sources for career development including government agency reports; professional association data; career marketing and recruiting web sites.


Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage


Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.



Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.


Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.




Academic or Career/
Technical Related

4. I evaluate the sources I have found for relevancy to my field, and I know who some of the experts are.

Inquiry and Exploration for

5. I can identify pro- and con-positions on a topic. I can identify the perspectives of various experts in a field.

IDS 234
Discipline- or Area
of Study Specific

6. I can support my position on an issue with evidence. I can accurately summarize the scholarly or professional conversation.


Librarian Liaison to the Interdisciplinary SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Roberta Richards,   Librarian at the Southeast campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger