This foundational research methods course is designed to support students in understanding the goals, approaches and foundations of applied, practitioner-orientated action research. Students will be exposed to qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods methodologies. At the end of the course, students will produce a research proposal for their practitioner research project, which will serve as the foundation for their master's thesis. Students will take this course concurrently with their practicum, so that their research proposal is deeply connected to their practice. This is a pass/fail course.