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Educational Research (EDRE)

5000. Educational Research. 3.

5530. Introduction To Research. 3. Basic concepts of educational research design, statistics, and measurement. The focus of the course is on reading and critiquing research articles, both quantitative and qualitative, and includes an introduction to statistics. Students learn to conduct a review of the literature relevant to a specific research problem. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5580. Supervised Internship. 1-8 (Max. 12).

5600. Educational Research I: Descriptive Research. 3. Basic concepts of educational survey research design, statistics, and measurement. The focus is on descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, variability, percent and frequency distribution, bivariate correlation, graphical displays, testing hypotheses about proportions). Students develop questionnaires and plan, conduct, and report on a survey study. Prerequisite: EDRE 5530.

5610. Educational Research II: Group Comparison Research. 3. Concepts of experimental and ex post facto research designs, statistics, and measurement. The focus is on inferential statistics. Students construct attitude scales and other instruments used in research and they plan, conduct, and report on a group comparison study. Prerequisite: EDRE 5530 and 5600.

5620. Educational Research III: Correlational Research. 3. Concepts of correlational research, statistics, and measurement. Focus is on the design and analysis of results from correlational studies. Statistical topics include MANOVA, multiple regression, factor analysis, and discriminant analysis. Includes measurement topics in classical measurement theory and additional topics in validity and reliability. Plan, conduct, and report on a correlational study. Prerequisite: EDRE 5530, 5600, and 5610.

5630. Educational Research IV: Multivariate Research. 3. An advanced educational research, statistics, and measurement course. Design and analysis of results from studies with several dependent and independent variables. Includes multivariate statistics such as MANOVA, discriminant analysis, canonical correlation, multidimensional scaling, structural equation modeling, logit regression. Measurement topics include generalizability theory, item response theory, equating, and standard setting. Prerequisite: EDRE 5530, 5600, 5610, and 5620.

5640. Introduction to Qualitative Research. 3. Research methods course provides an introduction to the use of qualitative or interpretive research methods in the collection and analysis of data. Students will examine primary research as well as secondary research sources which represent a variety of theoretical and methodological viewpoints. Prerequisite: graduate standing and EDRE 5530.

5650. Advanced Qualitative Research Methods. 3. Students examine the role of theory in qualitative research; develop expertise in particular qualitative research designs; study and practice data collection and analysis methods; examine and practice writing reports of results. Students engage in a fieldwork project. Prerequisite: EDRE 5530 and 5640.

5660. Dissertation/Thesis Prospectus Writing. 3. Prepare graduate students to plan, develop, and write research proposals suitable for a dissertation/thesis. In consultation with the committee chair, students will focus on their own problem for research, conduct a literature review, choose appropriate methods for investigating the problem, and write a research proposal. Prerequisite: at least two of the following: EDRE 5530, EDRE 5550, EDRE 5600, EDRE 5610, EDRE 5620, EDRE 5640, EDRE 5650 or consent of instructor.

5670. Mixed Methods Research. 3. Provide an overview of mixed methods research to graduate students who are already familiar with quantitative and qualitative research. Specifically, they will learn the definition, history and foundations, and specific types of mixed methods designs. Also plan a mixed methods research study. Prerequisite: EDRE 5600 and EDRE 5640.

5870. Seminar. 1-8 (Max. 8).

5880. Special Problems. 1-6 (Max. 9).

5890. Directed Professional Study. 1-6 (Max. 9).

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

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