The purpose of this course is to introduce doctoral-level education students to quantitative and qualitative educational research traditions, procedures, theories, and methods. Emphasis is placed on identifying methods appropriate for particular research questions and conducting disciplined inquiry regardless of method selected. Students will be expected to compare and contrast various measurement tools used in educational research and to label those tools that will be useful in their own research.
Note: Completion of Quant 1 (ED 465) prior to (or concurrent with) this course is strongly recommended. This course is an introduction to research methods and design; the content of the course can be helpful and applied throughout the doctoral program. The ideal time to take ED 601 is earlier in the program (as early as second to the fourth semester) and it should not be taken as one of the last courses in your program plan. Students who are interested in developing their dissertation proposals should take ED 580B Capstone for Doctoral Research.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 10-12 units (3 courses) in PhD program and instructor permission. Education PhD Students only (12 students max).
Enrollment Instructions: If interested in the class, please e-mail Cece Gaddy (email@example.com) and indicate in the email subject line: ED 601 Fall 2015. Provide the following information: 1) number of units completed in the PhD program (CGU and/or SDSU-CGU Program), and 2) identify any methods courses (research tools) taken as part of those units. Permission number will be issued via email upon instructor approval.