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Education Research (EDRS)
Graduate School of Education
531 Educational and Psychological Measurement (3:3:0). Emphasizes techniques and principles used in the construction, administration, and quantification of measuring devices for evaluation purposes. Discusses interpretation of standardized tests of ability, aptitude, achievement, interest, and personality.
590 Education Research (3:3:0). Helps students develop skills, insights, and understanding basic to performing research, with emphasis on interpretation and application of research results. The course critiques research and uses findings in educational settings.
597 Special Topics in Education. (3:3:0). See EDUC 597.
620 Quantitative Inquiry in Education (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EDRS 590 or equivalent experience. Examines fundamental concepts and methods of statistics as applied to educational problems, including descriptive and inferential statistics.
621 Qualitative Inquiry in Education (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EDRS 590 or equivalent experience. Focuses on the study of basic application of naturalistic research methods. It examines major theoretical frameworks and qualitative research techniques, which include content analysis, coding, and interpretation of data.
630 Educational Assessment (3:3:0). Examines research theory and practice relevant to assessments. Focuses on assessment strategies for students including developing the skills to select, score, and interpret educational assessments.
631 Program Evaluation (3:3:0). Introduces students to perspectives of existing and emerging issues, theories, and models of program evaluation.
797 Advanced Topics in Education (3:3:0). See EDUC 797.
810 Problems and Methods in Education Research (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. program or permission of instructor. This is an advanced course in the interpretation and application of education research methods. Emphasizes comparison of alternative philosophies of research, ways of formulating questions/hypotheses, research plans, and analysis procedures. Students evaluate existing studies and investigate a range of research approaches.
811 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of EDUC 810 or its equivalent, or permission of instructor. Emphasizes advanced methods of conducting research using quantitative methods of data collection and analysis appropriate for research in education. Includes the design of experimental and quasi-experimental research studies and methods of analysis appropriate to these studies, including the analysis of variance and multiple linear regression.
812 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of EDUC 810 or its equivalent, or permission of instructor. Allows students to study and apply qualitative data collection and analysis procedures used in educational research, including ethnographic and other field-based methods, and unobtrusive measures. Emphases vary depending on the interests and needs of the students.
820 Evaluation Methods for Educational Programs and Curricula (3:3:0). Prerequisites: Successful completion of EDRS 810 or permission of instructor. Prior completion of EDRS 811 and EDRS 812 is helpful but not required. This course explores the development and types of current systems and models for evaluating educational programs and curricula. The emphasis is on the evaluation needs and problems of public and private elementary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities, although the needs of government agencies, industry, and health-related organizations are also considered.
821 Advanced Applications of Quantitative Methods (3:3:0). Prerequisites: EDRS 810 and EDRS 811. This course provides an advanced study of applications of quantitative methods in the practice of educational research, and reinforces and builds on concepts and skills acquired in EDRS 811. It uses a modular approach, and provides an advanced study of techniques appropriate to survey research, group-experimental and quasi-experimental research, selected multivariate procedures and factor analysis, and quantitative synthesis (meta-analysis) of research. Students learn through a combination of text reading assignments, critiques and discussion of relevant journal articles, and application activities.
822 Advanced Applications of Qualitative Methods (3:3:0). Prerequisites: EDRS 810 and EDRS 812. This is an advanced seminar devoted to the study of current topics in qualitative research. The seminar deals with cutting-edge information on selected advanced topics in qualitative research, and provides students with opportunities to apply new skills and knowledge to projects related to their own interests.
823 Advanced Research Methods in Single Subject/Case Design (3:3:0). Prerequisites: EDRS 810, 811, and 812. Prepares students to conduct research using single subject design and single case study design. This advanced seminar provides students with an understanding of the salient features as well as the advantages and disadvantages of these research methodologies. Students critique and analyze published research using these methodologies. Opportunities are provided for students to apply these methodologies to research questions related to current student interests.