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Educational Research Courses

Undergraduate Course

EDUR 3130 – Introduction to Research Methods in Education

This course is an undergraduate introductory course in educational research. Research designs, methods and applications of research specific to investigations while working in schools will be explored. Practical informal and formal data collection approaches are assigned to illustrate techniques teachers use when compiling data to inform their practice.

Graduate Courses

EDUR 7130 – Educational Research (3)

A comprehensive overview of topics related to research as it is applied to educational settings. Emphasis is placed upon methods of quantitative and qualitative research, especially in regard to applied and basic research in education.

EDUR 8131 – Educational Statistics I (3)

Topics covered in this course include central tendency, variability, distributions, correlation, significance testing, t-tests, linear regression and chi-square analysis. Emphasis is placed on application of statistics in educational research situations. Prerequisite(s): EDUR 7130 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

EDUR 8132 – Educational Statistics II (3)

This is an advanced statistics in education course that extends knowledge of educational research situations and statistical procedures beyond EDUR 8131. Emphasis is placed on more complex analysis of variance procedures (e.g., repeated measures, analysis of covariance), multiple regression analysis and multiple dependent variable techniques (e.g., canonical correlation) as applicable to current educational research problems. Prerequisite(s):  A minimum grade of “B” in EDUR 8131 or equivalent.

EDUR 8231 – Applied Qualitative Research Methods (3)

This course will provide practical experience applying qualitative research methods in a variety of settings. Topics addressed in the course include selecting participants, conducting observations, creating descriptive field notes, interviewing techniques, analyzing qualitative data, and writing qualitative reports. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of “C” in EDUR 7130.

EDUR 8331: Applied Measurement (3)

This course will provide an introduction to concepts and practices in measurement and survey research. Practical applications of measurement – such as interpreting standardized test scores, constructing and administering tests and questionnaires, and producing evidence for validity and reliability – will be included. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in EDUR 7130 and EDUR 8131.

EDUR 8434 – Field-Based Educational Research (3)

Designed primarily to assist Ed. S. level students in developing a sound research proposal for the conduct of an independent research project required as part of their Ed.S. program. Prerequisite(s): EDUR 8131 or equivalent.

EDUR 9131 – Doctoral Research Methods (3)

The purpose of this course is for doctoral-level students to gain a firm foundation in educational research prior to enrollment in the more specialized courses in quantitative methods. Students engage in an applied research project that updates their understanding of research procedures (hypothesis generation, sampling theory, instrument construction, measurement concepts and descriptive and inferential statistics). Emphasis is on the “hands-on” application of advanced inquiry skills. Prerequisite(s): EDUR 7130 and EDUR 8131 or equivalent courses.

EDUR 9231 – Qualitative Research in Education (3)

Examines a broad survey of major styles of qualitative/descriptive research, as well as, attention to the major field work techniques and problems associated with conducting qualitative research. Prerequisite(s): EDUR 7130.

EDUR 9232 – Advanced Qualitative Research (3)

An advanced graduate level course in qualitative data analysis for educational research which includes an in-depth treatment of the analytical approaches for each of the major traditions in qualitative research as well as the technologies used to assist in analysis.  Prerequisite(s):  A minimum grade of “B” in EDUR 9231.

FRER 7130 – Educational Research (3)

A comprehensive overview of topics related to research as it is applied to educational settings.  Emphasis is placed upon methods of quantitative and qualitative research, especially in regard to applied and basic research in education.

Last updated: 10/29/2016