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 ED 465 Quantitative Methods prior to this course is strongly recommended. The ideal time to take this course is in the second year of the program. It is not recommended for first year PhD students and should not be taken as one of the last courses in your program plan as the content of the course can be helpful and applied throughout the doctoral program.