DM 501 - Research and Theory - Design and Merchandising

  • 3 credits
  • Online

Theory and various approaches and philosophies of research in design and merchandising. Critical evaluation and synthesis of scholarly literature.

Important Information

Final literature review is due by July 29, 2011.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • DM 501 Readings: On the S-drive, in "course information" folder (as noted in syllabus)
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore
  • Reading and Understanding Research, 3rd Ed. (2010)
    Locke, Lawrence F., Silverman, Stephen J., and Spiriduso, Waneen W.
    ISBN: 978-14129-75742
  • Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 4th Ed.
    Galvan, Jose L.
    ISBN: 978-1884585-86-8


  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed. (2010)
    American Psychological Association
    ISBN: 978-1433805615

The book "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" is optional, but recommended.