Course Description

This is an introductory educational research course designed to provide knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for students to develop a thesis proposal for the MS Higher Education Administration program. The course requires that students utilize a high level of library skills and computer technology to locate relevant research and literature. The course is scheduled for two months and is an online course with synchronous communication — Class Live Pro — sessions. Grading is by S or U only.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate various library resources, including electronic databases, for the purpose of establishing an overview of a higher education issue/topic that includes major research, relevant research trends, appropriate statistics, and model programs or studies.
  • Critically evaluate published qualitative and quantitative research studies.
  • Interpret basic statistical analysis measures and understand the concept of statistical significance.

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