EDUC640 Research Methods in Education (3 semester hours)

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)