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ILD625 Educational Research

Course Description

An introductory educational research course designed to provide knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for students to understand and demonstrate knowledge of quantitative, qualitative and action research. Emphasis is on the knowledge and skills required of a competent consumer and producer of educational research. The course requires that students utilize a high level of library skills and computer technology to locate relevant research and literature. (Scheduled for two months and meets once a week.).

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate a published qualitative and quantitative research study.
  • Interpret statistical strategies such as t-test, analysis of variance, chi-square, analysis of covariance, parametric and non-parametric tests, and correlational statistics.
  • Design a research plan including the application of statistical and practical significance.
  • Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative methods.