Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a broad knowledge of the theoretical, philosophical, ethical, and practical issues of, and possibilities for, researching language in the field of linguistics. In addition to being able to evaluate the methods used in linguistics research, students will be able to choose the proper methods for their own studies and be able to articulate the reasons for choosing that methods or those methods. They will be able to design the broad outlines of the study and where and how to discover resources to fully develop those methods. They will also be able to coordinate the practical aspects of a study, such as participant recruitment, data management, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals. The main goal for this course is that when students are given some linguistic question or problem, they have the experience and ability to think through appropriate research methods in order to answer such a question.