Introduction to Educational Research
Exploring the processes of educational research. Provides a survey of educational research methodologies.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesAcceptance in MA in Teacher Education program or instructor's consent.
 TaughtSummer even years
Course Outcomes: 

Research Introduction

  • The candidate will gain an understanding of the strength and limitations of educational research.

Action Research Cycle

  • The candidate will gain an understanding of the action research cycle and the potential of research to inform and shape practice in schools.

Critical Evaluation

  • The candidate will critically negotiate and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research.

Research Ethics

  • The candidate will gain awareness of the issues related to the ethical treatment of research participants and learn how to protect human subjects.

Literature Review

  • The candidates will locate and create a review of relevant and current literature to provide a theoretical and historical framework for research problems and questions.

Research Design

  • The candidates will design a research methodology (quantitative and/or qualitative) that describes how the question(s) will be answered and that illuminates any limitations to the study.