Course Code: EDUC641 Course ID: 4338 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course provides an overview of approaches to research; rationales for methodological choices; uses and abuses of research processes and findings; tools and techniques for finding or generating data; tools and techniques for analyzing data; decision-making and interpretation; making conclusions public; and ensuring that research participants are respected and valued throughout the process. Thorough coverage of these topics is designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to select, evaluate, and apply findings from research related to issues at the individual, classroom, school, or district levels.
After successfully completing this course the student will:
1. Analyze the problems/issues within schools to enhance students achievement. (ELCC 6.3)
2. Apply the research process and will construct a research presentation. (PII 5.D, 5.E)
3. Implement different tools for collecting data. (ELCC 1.2) (PII 5.D, 5.E)
4. Analyze data. (ELCC 1.2) (PII 1.E)
5. Analyze research to ascertain approaches to reporting findings. (ELCC 4.1) (PII 1.E)
6. Analyze how findings from research have the potential to change education practice and educator behavior. (ELCC 1.4, 6.2) (PII1.E, 3.G)
7. Describe how research can contribute to professional development. (ELCC 2.3)
ELCC=ELCC Standard P=Praxis II Standard
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