EDUC640 - Research Methods in Education

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC640 Course ID: 2811 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course provides an overview of approaches to research, rationales for methodological choices, integrity of research processes, and tools and techniques for data collection and analysis. Additional topics include reliability and validity, sampling, and evaluating quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs. There is an emphasis on adhering to ethical principles and creating research designs that are inclusive and diverse. Course participation and activities provide experiences designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to select, evaluate, and apply findings from extant research and conceptualize research studies related to issues at the K-12 and/or higher education level. (Prerequisites: Either ADHE601, EDUC502, EDUC503, EDUC509, EDUC511, or EDUC621)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
01/30/2023 - 06/30/2023 07/03/2023 - 08/27/2023 July Summer 2023 Session B 8 Week session
03/27/2023 - 09/01/2023 09/04/2023 - 10/29/2023 September Summer 2023 Session D 8 Week session
05/29/2023 - 11/03/2023 11/06/2023 - 12/31/2023 November Fall 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Examine types of research
  • Appraise research methods (e.g. such as qualitative, quantitative, single-case designs, action research, and outcome-based research)
  • Evaluate the relevance of research in advancing the discipline/field
  • Examine problems/issues and related limitations in research studies in the discipline
  • Use research data to create strategies that impact education or school counseling outcomes
  • Examine how program evaluation and research findings can inform change, provide accountability and produce evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrate ethical and culturally relevant strategies for interpreting and reporting the results of research and/or program evaluation studies

Demonstrate measurable outcomes for programs, interventions, and experiences in discipline

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.