EDUC6305 Research Design in Education and the Social Sciences

Course Description

This course is designed to acquaint students with how research is conducted in the fields of education and the social sciences. Students will select and evaluate research findings within their specific fields and learn how to plan their own research studies.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate study is required. Enrollment by other students requires the permission of the instructor or the department.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of research and its diverse approaches.
  • Explain ethical, legal, and human relations issues inherent in planning research.
  • Delineate the major components of a quantitative research study.
  • Explain the purpose of and methodology involved in qualitative research.
  • Use electronic and print databases to access current knowledge on a research topic.
  • Calculate basic statistics utilized in various research designs.
  • Frame a research problem and develop a proposal for investigating it.